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Army, militiamen clash in Central Darfur market

November 21 - 2019 UM DUKHUN
Sudan Armed Forces (File photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/Unamid)
Sudan Armed Forces (File photo: Albert Gonzalez Farran/Unamid)

Two soldiers of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) were wounded when a firefight erupted with militiamen in Um Dukhun market in Central Darfur on Tuesday.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the soldiers were involved in a joint operation with the Rapid Support Forces, collecting illegal weapons and ammunition.

A conflict erupted between the two sides for reasons that are still unclear, and they exchanged fire across the market. The two injured soldiers were taken to Um Dukhun Hospital.

A SAF lieutenant was wounded in a clash with unidentified gunmen, also in Um Dukhun locality on Sunday during a campaign of disarmament.

Camp stores looted

In Nierteti in Central Darfur, looters have ransacked the child feeding centre in the northern camp for the displaced, staling foodstuffs, household utensils, and baby supplies.

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