EUFOR - Four Sudan nomads killed recovering dead EU soldier
Four Arab nomads were killed trying to carry the body of a man believed to be an EU peacekeeper in western Sudan when a grenade on the corpse exploded.
KHARTOUM, March 6, 2008 - Four Arab nomads were killed trying to
carry the body of a man believed to be an EU peacekeeper in western Sudan when
a grenade on the corpse exploded, a Sudanese army spokesman said on Thursday.
Sudan has flown the body of the unamed French commando to Khartoum. He was
found dead after at least one vehicle from an EU peacekeeping mission in Chad
strayed into Sudan, sparking deadly clashes with Sudanese troops on Monday.
Arab nomads who roam the remote part of war-torn western Darfur over the
border from Chad, found the body four kilometres (about three miles) west of
the village of Abu Jaradil, the army spokesman told AFP.
"They found him dead and tried to carry his body. That's when the hand
grenade exploded, killing four," the spokesman told AFP.
Sudanese authorities and French diplomats were holding talks on Thursday on
arrangements to repatriate the body, believed to be a French special forces
soldier, which arrived in Khartoum overnight.