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Insecurity in South Darfur capital: One man killed, gunfire

April 29 - 2016 NYALA
Nyala market (file photo)
Nyala market (file photo)

Gunmen killed a trader in his shop in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, on Thursday. Members of a paramilitary force and policemen clashed in the city the same day.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the attackers opened fire on a shopkeeper at El Geer district when he refused to hand over his money and mobile phone.

Neighbours told a military patrol, stationed near the scene of the incident, but these did not go after the culprits.

An exchange of gunfire between paramilitary fighters and policemen in Congo street in downtown Nyala resulted in the wounding of two residents the same day.

The Commissioner of Nyala North, Ismail Yahya, said that a misunderstanding between the groups erupted in an exchange of gunfire. The two residents happened to be on the roadside when they sustained their injuries.

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