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UN concerned about recurrent attacks in Darfur

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Spokesperson for the United Nations advance mission in Sudan (unamis) Radhia Achori.(AP).

Sept 15, 2005 (KHARTOUM) — The UN has expressed concern about the recurrent attacks carried out by armed men and gangs in Darfur states, which target civilians and commercial vehicles hired by relief organizations.

During a news conference held at the headquarters of the official spokesperson of the special representative of the UN in Sudan, Radiah Achouri, she said the frequency of the attacks was growing.

Achouri spoke of a number of attacks which taken place in the past where civilians where killed in northern, southern and western Darfur.

She said that all conflicting parties in Darfur should be responsible so that security could be brought to all roads and passages where humanitarian goods and aid pass through.

(ST)

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