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Car owner slain, two passengers injured in Central Darfur ambush

A passenger van in West Darfur (Unamid)
A passenger van in West Darfur (Unamid)

A resident of the Hassahissa camp in Zalingei locality, Central Darfur, was killed, and two displaced women sustained serious injuries in an attack by militiamen on Saturday morning.

“Two militiamen, wearing military uniforms, intercepted the commercial vehicle of Abdelmajed Mohamed Abdallah (35), carrying four passengers who were on their way from Murnei in West Darfur to Zalingei town, Sheikh Matar Younis, Koran scholar and civil society activist, told Radio Dabanga.

“In the area of Momo, some 50 km west of Zalingei, the militiamen suddenly opened fire on them,” he said. “Abdallah died instantly. The two women passengers, living at El Jebel camp for the displaced near Zalingei, sustained serious bullet wounds, and were taken to Zalingei hospital for treatment.”

The sheikh related how the militiamen then took the vehicle towards Momo town, but had to leave it again when it broke down after ten km. “The police did not succeeded to capture them.”

Younis called on the UN and the Security Council to protect the population and the displaced living in the Zalingei camps by expanding the Unamid peacekeeping mission.

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