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Four dead in attack on South Darfur village

July 29 - 2018 EAST JEBEL MARRA
Houses on fire in a Darfuri village (file photo)
Houses on fire in a Darfuri village (file photo)

Four people, including a child, were killed in a militia raid on the village of Kibe in South Sudan’s East Jebel Marra locality on Friday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, fleeing villagers reported that a group of militiamen riding vehicles mounted with machine guns, and others on camels and horses stormed Kibe on Friday morning.

“They shot around them, killing Abdallah Ageed (70), Esam Abdelrahman (45), Adam Abboud (27), aged 27, and Mohamed Assam (7) instantly,” a villager said. “Halima Mohamed was wounded.”

After the attackers took dozens of cows, horses, sheep, and goats, they set fire to the houses and fled.

The Darfur Displaced and Refugees Association based in South Darfur’s Kalma camp has strongly condemned the incident and is holding the authorities responsible.

The Association’s spokesman, Hussein Abusharati, demanded the perpetrators be arrested and brought to justice.

A week ago, a man was killed in a similar raid on a village in North Darfur’s Tawila locality.

The UN Deputy Secretary-General for Field Support visited South Darfur last week. He confirmed that the UN-AU peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (Unamid) will complete its exit in June 2020.

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