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11 dead this week in Darfur violence

July 16 - 2019 UM KEDADA / ED DAEIN (UPDATED)
A gunman in Darfur (File photo)
A gunman in Darfur (File photo)

Clashes between farmers in North Darfur have claimed the lives of 10 people. An East Darfur man was killed by militiamen in his home.

Ten people were shot dead and five others were wounded in clashes between farmers in a dispute over agricultural land near Routrout village, 15 km southeast of Um Keddada in North Darfur on Sunday.

Resident Jaafar Daoud reported that an armed conflict erupted among cousins on agricultural land in the area. He added that weapons were used in the clashes and that a joint force of the army, Rapid Support Forces (RSF), and local police managed to completely control the situation in the area.

He explained that the joint force reportedly arrested and interrogated some suspects on both sides.

He appealed to the competent authorities in the state and the centre of the importance of following up the implementation of the weapons collection campaign, which has prevailed in most of the country in recent times.

Torture

Mudasir Abelrahman was allegedly tortured to death and two others were wounded, one of them seriously, in Ed Daein, capital of East Darfur, on Monday afternoon.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the incident took place during a raid by RSF troops on a house at El Gubba district in Ed Daein on suspicion that the residents of that house had stolen a mobile phone belonging to an officer.

They said the force raided the house and tortured Abdelrahman to death. Two others who were wounded were taken to a hospital.

 


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