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Hijacks and raid in Central, North Darfur

January 27 - 2017 ZALINGEI / TABIT
(file photo)
(file photo)

Robberies took place in separate incidents in Darfur on Thursday. Militiamen raided a village in Tawila locality on Wednesday.

On Thursday militiamen hijacked a commercial vehicle on its way from Nierteti to Zalingei in Central Darfur, and robbed the passengers of their money and mobile phones. A witness said that the militiamen, six in total, stopped the vehicle at gunpoint in Shawa, 12 kilometres east of Zalingei.

“They forced the passengers out of the car and beat several of them up,” the witness reported. Money, mobile phones, luggage, and commercial goods were stolen. The attackers then drove off with the vehicle.


Militiamen attacked a villager during a raid in a village 10 kilometres north of Tabit in North Darfur on Wednesday.

A witness in Koushna reported that members of the Rapid Support Forces, driving two vehicles, entered the village in the evening and beat a number of villagers during their raid. This reportedly caused injuries to a number of people, including Mohamed Ibrahim who was transferred in a coma to El Fasher.

The militiamen took off with villagers' money, and quantities of sorghum, sesame, beans, dry okra and tobacco.

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