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Four dead, South Darfur village torched in pre-Eid raid

August 27 - 2018 MERSHING
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Four people were killed and others were injured in an attack by gunmen on Guba village in Eastern Jebel Marra, who reportedly also stole property and cattle before burning the village.

One of the women whose husband was killed in the attack told Radio Dabanga that gunmen driving two vehicles and others on camels and horses attacked the village before Eid El Adha and killed Adam Suleiman Ahmed, Musa Omar Ahmed, Mukhtar Arja Rajab, and Dowelbait Ali Mohamed.

The stole money, property, and livestock, while the villagers were forcibly displaced to Mershing camp in South Darfur.

180 families

More than 180 families who have been displaced from Eastern Jebel Marra because of attacks by herders have reached camp Mershing.

One of the camp sheikhs told Radio Dabanga that the families, consisting of about 500 people, mostly children and women, arrived in batches at the camp three weeks ago.

Those fleeing reported that they had been attacked by herders and appealed to the authorities and organisations to provide them with assistance.

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