Armed Group Attacks Haiti Food Convoy

UN peacekeepers fire shots, no one hurt
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Feb 2, 2010 4:51 AM CST
UN peacekeepers from Nepal help to organized the lines of earthquake survivors during a food distribution in Petionville, Haiti, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
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(Newser) – An armed group of Haitians attacked a United Nations food convoy at an airport in a southwest town of the island nation. UN peacekeepers fired warning shots and no one was injured, said officials. Local authorities are attempting to round up escaped prisoners to protect the vulnerable population. UN officials warned that the security situation in Haiti is "stable" but could quickly turn dangerously volatile in the wake of last month's devastating earthquake, reports AP.

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