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17-year-old raped as mother held at gunpoint in North Darfur

November 1 - 2018 SHANGIL TOBAYA
Displaced women with their children in Darfur (File photo)
Displaced women with their children in Darfur (File photo)

A young woman was gang-raped by three armed men on a farm in Tawila locality, North Darfur on Monday.

A relative of the victim told Radio Dabanga that the 17-year-old woman and her mother were tending their farm at Shangil Tobaya when they were accosted by three men who rode-in on camels.

The gunmen raped the daughter while holding the mother at gunpoint, threatening to shoot her.

The relative said that a complaint has been filed with police. The raped woman was taken to the health centre of Shangil Tobaya for treatment.

The perpetrators, who fled the scene, are still at large and no arrests have been made.


As reported by Radio Dabanga this week, seven women and girls were raped and 12 others were injured, during a two-hour ordeal by armed men in Kombo Aliba north of Kass in South Darfur on Thursday.

One of the rape victims told Radio Dabanga that an armed group of herders attacked them at around 11 pm on Thursday, beat them with machetes and rifle butts, before raping seven women and girls, including a 14-year-old. She told Radio Dabanga that the rape and beatings lasted for two hours. The injuries range between a head fracture and fractures in the hands and legs with seven of the women in serious condition.

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