Alain Le Roi, undersecretary-general for peacekeeping, told reporters in New York on Thursday that one peacekeeper died instantly on Tuesday when a convoy of troops deploying to Sudan's Abyei region hit a land mine.
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Mr. Le Roi said three other peacekeepers wounded in the blast died in the next three hours as the United Nations tried to persuade the Sudanese government to let a helicopter fly them to treatment.
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