A clash between members of the Salamat and Tama tribes in Bindisi, Central Darfur, resulted in the closure of schools, government institutions, and shops, as well as citizens fleeing to their homes on Wednesday.
A witness told Radio Dabanga that the clash broke out at about 3 pm between elements of the Salamat and Tama at the market of Bindisi. One man, the internally displaced Mubarak Mohamed Abakar, was wounded. As a result, shops were closed and citizens fled to their houses.
The source added that the fighting tribesmen fled from the market when police forces intervened and fired dense shot into the air. “There are crowds of Salamat and Tama members west and east of the town.”
Schools, government institutions, and shops were closed for the second consecutive day on Thursday. Citizens have stayed home in fear of renewed fighting between the tribes.
File photo: Central Darfur market (Albert González Farran / Unamid)
Related: Misseriya, Salamat tribes clash at Bindisi market, Central Darfur (24 October 2013)