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Farmer shot, highway robbery in Darfur

October 8 - 2018 DARFUR
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A farmer has been killed by herders and gunmen have robbed the passengers of a commercial vehicle in Darfur.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga the three herders drove their livestock onto the farm of Eisa Mohamed at Donki Abyad area in Gireida locality in South Darfur on Saturday. When the farmer attempted to drive the animals off his land, the herders shot him dead.

Highway robbery

The passengers of a commercial vehicle were robbed on the Tawila-Korma road in North Darfur.

Omda Mukhtar Bosh told Radio Dabanga that gunmen in a Land Cruiser forced a commercial vehicle on its way from Korma to Tawila to stop, forced the passengers to get out, and seized an amount of SDG 150,000 ($5,330*) from them, this along with the mobile phones and the property they in their possession.

Ban on edged weapons

The authorities of El Geneina in West Darfur issued a decision prohibiting the carrying and possession of edged weapons. Violators will be subject to a fine of not more than SDG 2,000 ($70) or imprisonment for up to a month, as well as the confiscation of the weapons.

* Based on the indicative US Dollar rate quoted by the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS)

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