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Grenade blast kills two children, injures four in North Darfur

April 30 - 2015 DANKOJ CAMP
(file photo)
(file photo)

Two children were killed, and four others wounded when a grenade detonated in the Dankoj camp for the displaced in Saraf Umra locality today.

Camp sheikh Abdelrazeg Yousef Suleiman reported to Radio Dabanga that a number of children had found a grenade north of the camp this (Thursday) morning.  

“They took it with them inside the camp, and began playing with it. When it detonated, Najmeldin Adam Musa and Badreldin Yousef Ibrahim were killed instantly,” he said.

“Asha Adam Musa, Maryam Shogar, Aliya Yousef Adam, and Azeem Eisa Abdelmanan sustained serious injuries, and were taken to Zalingei hospital for treatment.”

Years of conflict have left Darfur littered with potentially deadly explosives and munitions (UXO). Radio Dabanga appeals to listeners throughout Darfur (and elsewhere in our reception area) not to touch any ‘unexploded’ grenades or other ammunition found in the field. Mark its position clearly to alert others, and report it immediately to a camp elder, Unamid and/or the local police.

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