Seven Pakistani peacekeepers were wounded, two of them seriously, in an ambush on Tuesday in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur. According to media report, an ambush took place near the displaced persons camp in El Shereif, around 20 kilometres from Nyala," the capital of South Darfur state and the most important town in the region. The peacekeepers were in a convoy of four vehicles when they were attacked by unknown assailants. Seven Police Personnel were wounded, two of them seriously. However, a local source said the wounded were Pakistanis, which would make the first time soldiers from Pakistan have been ambushed in Darfur. Acts of banditry including the theft of vehicles at gunpoint are common occurrences in Darfur.