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Ten Peacekeeping Soldiers Killed in Darfur

Rebel forces stormed a small African Union base and killed at least 10 peacekeeping soldiers, while 30 other soldiers remain missing.

According to the Associated Press article on msnbc.com, about 1,000 rebels from the Sudan Liberation Army. The article said that the army began attacking the base located outside of Haskanita on Saturday night after sunset, and finally stormed the base on Sunday.

This was the worst attack on African Union soldiers since they were deployed to Sudan in 2004, Reuters said. They said that the African Union reports that 40 soldiers are still missing and eight are wounded. One rebel commander said that the attack took place in order to obtain vehicles, weapons, and a seat at peace talks in late October.