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Crimes in Darfur: Four killed, Sheikh abducted

(file photo)
(file photo)

Four people were killed, two girls were raped, and a Sheikh has been abducted by gunmen in separate incidents in Darfur on Monday and Tuesday.

A clash between members of the paramilitary Popular Defence Forces and Rapid Support Forces in Rokoro, Central Darfur, resulted in the death of three RSF members and one PDF member. Others were wounded during the fight on Tuesday morning.

A witness reported that the clash happened against the backdrop of the rape of two girls, aged 16 and 18, by members of the RSF.

Markets in Rokoro, which lies in northern Jebel Marra, were closed out of precaution against the spread of violence. Residents stayed in their homes. “The situation is very tense,” the witness told Radio Dabanga.


Gunmen fired randomly at shelters in camp Forika in South Darfur on Tuesday morning. A displaced woman, Zahra Yagoub Abdullaha (35) happened to be sleeping at home during the attack and sustained serious injuries.

A witness said that the wounded was transferred to Gireida hospital, then later to Nyala hospital because of the seriousness of her health condition.

He pointed out that her family reported the incident to the police in Gireida locality, who did not make an efforts to hunt down the culprits.


Abaker Mohamad Ahmad Tajuldin, the Sheikh of El Omda district in Nierteti, Central Darfur, was abducted on Monday evening.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that five members of a paramilitary group, driving a Land Cruiser with a Dushka machinegun mounted on the top, attacked Tajuldin and his brother Eisa when they were tilling their farm at Abe, east of Nierteti. The fighters were led by a man named Ibrahim, the witness reported.

The attackers beat Tajuldin and his brother and then took Abaker at gunpoint into their vehicle.

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