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Deadly tribal strife after omda’s son slain in Central Darfur

May 18 - 2017 UM DUKHUN
Gunman in Darfur (Archive photo)
Gunman in Darfur (Archive photo)

Several people have died, and an as yet unknown number injured following violent clashes between Misseriya and Salamat tribesmen on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the clashes erupted in the Maraya area of Um Dukhun in Central Darfur after El Goni El Tahir Bahar, the son of the Omda of the Salamat, was gunned-down at Um Dukhun market by unknown assailants on Tuesday evening.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that yesterday the hospital received the bodies of three dead, and two wounded Misseriya tribesmen.

They said that more clashes ensued yesterday at Maraya area, but no casualty figures have been ascertained yet. The situation in the area as very tense.

They called on the Um Dukhun locality authorities, the state government, and native administrations to intervene immediately to end the clashes and contain the situation.

Tension

Clashes between the two groups are not unusual. Last month, at least three Misseriya tribesmen died in the same area, following clashes that erupted over the theft of goats.


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