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Eight killed in clash over cattle rustling in East Darfur

April 27 - 2015 ED DAEIN
Herders guide their cattle to a water point provided by Unamid in Khor Abeche, South Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
Herders guide their cattle to a water point provided by Unamid in Khor Abeche, South Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Eight people were killed, and one was wounded in Abu Karinka locality, East Darfur, on Sunday, in a clash between a “rescue team” and a group of cattle rustlers.

Mohamed Ahmed El Dud, head of the East Darfur Government Bureau, told Radio Dabanga from the capital of Ed Daein that when a local rescue team tracing stolen cows found the thieves in the area north of Abu Dungul, located north of Keleikeli Abu Salama, a gunfight erupted.

“Four cattle thieves and four members of the team were killed. One thief was injured.”

El Dud explained that both parties have been stealing cattle from each other since some time. 


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