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U.N. Condemns Attack on Peacekeepers in Darfur

The U.N. Security Council has condemned what it called a "murderous attack" on African Union Peacekeepers in Darfur, but stopped short of placing blame on any particular group.

Sudan has accused rebels of trying to scuttle upcoming peace talks and discourage nations from contributing to a new peacekeeping mission to be jointly run by the United Nations and the African Union.

All this comes as U.N. military planners try to put together what is expected to be its largest operation in the world — that is, if rich nations join in and this week's attack doesn't scare off potential contributors.


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