Armed men on horseback stole UN weapons

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Men on horseback armed with AKs and RPGs attacked UN peacekeepers in Darfur earlier this year. It has only now been reported. From the BBC:

The joint UN-African Union troops were ambushed by up to 60 men armed with AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades on Wednesday, the Unamid peace force said.

It is not clear who was behind the attack, which has been made public for the first time.

The UN took joint control of the force in January but has not been able to bring peace to the region.

Who is Africa’s biggest supplier of arms to criminals? I don’t know, but I think the UN are giving them some serious competition 🙂

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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