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'Armed herders shot seven farmers': West Darfur camp leader

June 1 - 2018 KEREINIK
(file photo)
(file photo)

Gunmen shot and wounded seven farmers in Kereinik locality in West Darfur on Wednesday.

The coordinator of the camps for displaced people in West Darfur, Adam Rujal, told Radio Dabanga that armed herdsmen attacked a group of farmers in Jebel Ari. “There were ten armed men on camels and horses. They claimed that the land where the farmers had started plowing is their property.”

The quarrel resulted in the gunmen shooting the farmers. Five of them were seriously injured, and taken to El Geneina hospital. Two others sustained minor injuries.

Among the wounded are Omar Khamis Ibrahim, Suleiman Idris Haroun, Mustafa Idris Haroun and Adam Haroun Arbab.

Clashes between herders and farmers happen regularly following friction over land in the region Darfur. Throughout 2018 Radio Dabanga has also received reports of attacks on people leaving the camps for the displaced and returning to their home areas, carried out by armed men or armed new settlers in the area.


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