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Gunmen attack farmers, shoot dead baby in Central Darfur

September 14 - 2015 BINDISI / EL SAREIF
Farmers in Bahar Alarab locality, East Darfur (file photo)
Farmers in Bahar Alarab locality, East Darfur (file photo)

A group of gunmen shot dead a baby as they attacked farmers in Bindisi locality, Central Darfur, on Saturday night. A shooting in North Darfur, near the mines, last week resulted in the injuring of five people.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that about ten members of a militia opened fire on a group of displaced people at 10pm. The displaced had returned to the farms in Bergi area, 4 km east of Bindisi.

A three-month-old baby named Zaher Hassan Abdallah was hit by their bullets and died instantly. Twenty donkeys were also robbed by the shooters.

The witness explained that the police from the area arrived and exchanged gunfire with the gunmen, which forced them to withdraw and flee the area.

Shooting in North Darfur mines

Five people were wounded in two shootings involving members of a tribe in North Darfur on Tuesday 8 September. The shooting came as a reaction to the beating of one of the Abbala members and the robbery of his motorcycle at Nouto mine, north of Ghurra.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that a group of Abbala members was able to trace the tracks of these perpetrators. They discovered two persons just outside of El Sareif Beni HusseIn and opened fire on them. The group took their motorcycles and two guns.

He added that the same group shot three people at Jebel 'Amer and took a motorcycle from them. All three sustained injuries.

The commissioner of El Sareif Beni Hussein locality and a committee in Jebel 'Amer has managed to resolve the conflict between the brawlers and control the situation, by returning the stolen motorcycles and the two guns.

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