A five-hour gun battle on Tuesday morning between tribal clans northeast of El Nahud in West Kordofan left 38 dead and many wounded.
Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the clashes erupted between the Awlad Sibeh and El Jamaniya of the Hamer tribe at Minegir and Biaima Rashid. “This flare-up of fighting came after the killing of eight people from both parties in disputes over cattle last week.”
Callers added that three of the wounded from both sides were transferred in a serious condition to El Nahud hospital for treatment. They confirmed that the authorities sent a military force to separate the two sides.
The chairman of the Legislative Council of West Kordofan, Sharif Mohammad Abbad, confirmed the death of 38 on both sides. He said the incident occurred “in an open area with tribal diversity, using advanced weapons.
Abbad said that the area needs sufficient forces to collect weapons from the citizens.
The Governor of West Kordofan, Abul Gasim said that the army and the police intervened and contained the situation. He appealed to the leaders of the native administration to resort to the voice of reason and stop the bloodshed.