4 Sudanese policemen killed in Darfur attack

The gunmen also seized a car before fleeing the scene, the source said, without clarifying where or not it was the police vehicle.

4 Sudanese policemen killed in Darfur attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

Four Sudanese policemen were killed and a fifth was injured late Sunday in a militant attack on their patrol in Sudan's western Darfur region, according to a local television channel.

A group of unidentified gunmen opened fire at the patrol in the town of Kass in South Darfur State, leaving four policemen dead, a security source told Ashorooq satellite channel.

The gunmen also seized a car before fleeing the scene, the source said, without clarifying where or not it was the police vehicle.

Darfur has been ravaged by conflict since 2003, when three local rebel groups took up arms against the Khartoum government.

The UN has said that around 300,000 people had been killed and some 1.8 million displaced in the conflict.

Mohamed Ibn Chambas , the head of the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), has described 2013 as a "sad year" for Darfur, citing a steep escalation of tribal conflicts and clashes between government forces and rebels.

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