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Army, police clash with bandits at North Darfur market

June 24 - 2016 KABKABIYA
Kabkabiya Market, May 2016 (RD)
Kabkabiya Market, May 2016 (RD)

A civilian has died, and 11 people were wounded as police and army troops clashed with militiamen intent on pillaging Kabkabiya market in North Darfur on Thursday.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that Mohammed Abkar (22) was shot and killed, and eight other civilians were injured, when a group of militiamen stormed Kabkabiya market, firing into the air, on Thursday evening.

The bandits, driving three Land Cruisers mounted with Dushka machineguns, fled after a contingent of police and army troops intervened.

Two policemen and one soldier were injured.

The witness said several militiamen were also injured, but he could not say how many.

One man died and another was injured on Thursday when two allegedly drunken members of the army opened fire in the market of Umm Baru locality.

The independent MP for Umm Baru and Karnoi, Tina Mohamed Ahmed Minawi Deghih confirmed that the two army personnel alleged to be the perpetrators have been handed over to the commander of the garrison at Umm Baru.

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