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12 villagers shot dead in sustained West Darfur attack

April 11 - 2022 SIRBA
Mounted gunmen in Darfur (File photo)
Mounted gunmen in Darfur (File photo)

Sustained attacks by gunmen on the villages of Tangi and Bir Dagig in Sirba locality in West Darfur on Saturday and Sunday left 12 people dead and 10 others wounded.

Mohamed Abakar told Radio Dabanga that "armed militiamen", mounted on horses and camels, began their attacks on the village of Tangi on Saturday afternoon, followed on Sunday by the village of Bir Dagig.

The attacks reflect the ongoing lack of security and lawlessness in the region. Last week, Five herders were killed, and others were seriously injured in a shooting by gunmen in the Tawila locality of North Darfur state, on Saturday. According to local sources in Tawila, after the armed assailants fired their guns on the herders, they proceeded to steal hundreds of livestock.

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