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Attack on South Darfur village leaves one dead, two injured

July 19 - 2015 GIREIDA LOCALITY
Gunmen in Darfur (file photo)
Gunmen in Darfur (file photo)

A villager was shot dead and two others wounded in an attack by gunmen on Jertobik in Gireida locality, South Darfur, on Saturday.

“A group of janjaweed riding on camels and horses raided the village of Jertobik on Saturday evening. They fired around them, which led to the killing of Hassan Abbas Ibrahim,” a villager reported to Radio Dabanga.

“Mousa Mohamed and Ali Yagoub were injured, and had to be taken to the clinic in Jaukhana for treatment,” she said.

The attackers then pillaged the entire village, and torched half of its houses. The source said that the population of the village, located some 10 kilometres east of Gireida town, fled to Jaukhana and Gireida.

“There are still about 15 people missing,” she added.


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