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Five shot dead in Darfur states

Gunmen in Darfur (file photo)
Gunmen in Darfur (file photo)

Two people were shot dead by militiamen in Central Darfur's Tur on Saturday. On Sunday, a villager was killed in Tawila locality in North Darfur. Two others were killed in robberies in West and North Darfur.

A community leader told Radio Dabanga that two Koran students were killed about two kilometres north of Tur, west of Mount Golol, on Saturday afternoon.

“Five students from the El Tina Koran school were on their way from Golo to Tur when members of a government militia started firing at them. Two students were fatally hit.”

The sheikh said that one of the militiamen told him that the two corpses were still lying in the area. “Two elder women confirmed the killing, as the militiamen in the area stop the men from reaching the place.”

Water well

In Tawila locality in North Darfur, popularly known as East Jebel Marra, Zakariya Omar Yagoub was killed by gunmen riding camels near the well of Dubbo El Omda on Sunday.

The incident occurred when Yagoub was collecting water at the well, together with six others.

“A group of gunmen appeared at the well, and seized him at gunpoint. They took him a bit further away and shot him dead on the spot,” one of the other water collectors reported.

“They then returned to the well and beat us severely with their whips before they left.”


In West Darfur, Babakar Abakar Abbas was shot dead on Saturday. “Four gunmen on motorcycles intercepted him near Ras Elfeel village, about ten kilometres east of Foro Baranga,” a witness reported to Radio Dabanga.

“He died instantly. The assailants then took his mobile telephone and wristwatch.”

The source said that the same gunmen robbed three donkey cart owners who were on their way from the Toronga market to Ras Elfeel.

Abdelaziz Hamid Nour, from Saluma village, was killed in the North Darfur capital of El Fasher on Sunday.

“When he entered El Mudarij district, a group of gunmen shot him dead. After that, they took his donkey cart, and fled through the western gate,” a resident of the district informed this station.  

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