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Farmer-herder clashes leave trail of dead in Darfur

December 25 - 2016 RAHID EL BERDI / MUKJAR
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At least 12 people have been killed and ten more wounded in clashes between farmers belong to El Borno tribe and Awlad Rashid herders in Rahid El Berdi in South Darfur

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga on Sunday that the clashes erupted when the herders released their cattle onto farms, which soon escalated into a clash.

It ended with the death of seven farmers and at least nine others injured while five herders died and one was injured. He was taken to the Rahad El Berdi Hospital.

The Security Committee of South Darfur state sent urgent military reinforcements to the area to contain the situation.

Central Darfur

In Central Darfur Abaker Mohamed Adam was shot dead by militants and Mousa Adam was wounded in a new assault in the area of Bergi in Mukjar locality in Central Darfur on Saturday.

El Shafee Abdallah, coordinator of the camps for the displaced in Central Darfur, told Radio Dabanga on Sunday that a group of gunmen on camels and horses surrounded the village on Saturday morning and fired shots into the air. The coordinator pointed out that the attack on the village took place against the backdrop of clashes on Thursday and Friday between the militiamen and the displaced, which led to the death of six people and wounding of eight others.

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