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Four killed at commissioner’s reception in Tawila, North Darfur

September 22 - 2015 TAWILA
Militiamen in Darfur (file photo)
Militiamen in Darfur (file photo)

Four people were killed and six others seriously wounded in an attack by militiamen on a reception in Tawila, North Darfur, on Tuesday. A merchant was murdered on a road near Zalingei in Central Darfur the day before.

Omda Mukhtar Bosh, coordinator of the Tawila camps for the displaced, told Radio Dabanga that a reception was taking place in Tawila for the new Commissioner Adam Yagoub at 3pm. Yagoub visited the town for the first time, with a convoy of eight vehicles.

Militiamen entered the town on camels and horses and fired a hail of bullets at the crowded reception. Four people were killed on the spot, including Dereig Adam and a man named Abdelhassan. The other two victims have not yet been identified. Eleven people sustained injuries of whom six are currently in hospital in critical condition.

The omda said that military forces, Central Reserve Police and security agents intervened and were able to safely evacuate the commissioner and his convoy to the military headquarters in Tawila. The forces drove the militiamen out of the town.

Murder in Zalingei

A merchant was murdered by bandits on Monday, north-east of Zalingei in Central Darfur.

Abdallah Omar Mohamed (47) was returning from the weekly market in Zalingei to the village of Kala when two militiamen in military uniforms, riding on camels shot him dead and stole his goods and his donkey.


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