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Crimes in Darfur: killings, armed robbery

July 18 - 2016 DARFUR
Gunmen in Darfur (file photo)
Gunmen in Darfur (file photo)

Two people were killed, two were wounded, and a number of livestock were stolen in separate incidents in South and North Darfur during the past days.

On Sunday afternoon, a group of militiamen opened fire on a number of displaced farmers near Gireida in South Darfur.

One of the victims reported to Radio Dabanga that the farmers living in the Gireida camps for the displaced were tending their farms in the area of Assalaya, seven kilometres west of Gireida, when five gunmen riding camels shot at them.

“Haji Mohamed Ibrahim Ali and Abdallahi Mohamed Doudeen were seriously injured,” she said. “They were taken to Gireida Hospital, where Ali succumbed to his wounds.”


In Nyala, capital of South Darfur, a woman was killed and her 18-year-old son was wounded in an attack on Friday.

“At 2 am on Friday, a group of armed men broke into the house of the victims at El Salam district,” a neighbour told this station.

“One of them asked the son at gunpoint about the whereabouts of his father. When his mother came out of her room, one of the attackers shot at them, and fled,” he said. “El Hajja Mansoura died before reaching the Nyala Teaching Hospital, while her son Sharif is still being treated at the hospital.”

North Darfur

On Friday night, paramilitary troops attacked the site of about 150 returnees near the village of Sandengo, 15 kilometres west of Tabit in Tawila locality.

“They fired into the air to scare us, and took our 21 donkeys and 150 goats toward Khazan Tunjur,” one of the victims reported to Radio Dabanga.

He said that they had just returned from the Tabit and Zamzam camps for the displaced, to resettle in the area of Sandengo.

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