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Kalma camp resident injured in South Darfur militia attack

May 2 - 2016 KALMA CAMP
Abakar El Haj (38), a resident of Kalma Camp in South Darfur who was injured in a militia attack on Saturday (30 April 2016) (RD)
Abakar El Haj (38), a resident of Kalma Camp in South Darfur who was injured in a militia attack on Saturday (30 April 2016) (RD)

A resident of Kalma camp for the displaced near the South Darfur capital of Nyala suffered several injuries on Saturday night, when militiamen stormed the camp.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga yesterday, Yagoub Abdullah, the general coordinator of displaced and refugee camps, told Radio Dabanga that the incident occurred when militants in two Land Cruisers mounted with Dushka machineguns entered the camp and opened fire at 9pm.

Abakar El Haj (38) (pictured right) was injured in the attack.

Abdullah said “the storming of the camp by militiamen is intended to frighten the residents, kidnap their leaders, and steal their property in preparation for the dismantling of the camp.

“The attack sparked panic among the displaced. As they left, they fired into the air.”

He appealed to Unamid and “those organisations in charge of protection” to prevent the armed groups from entering the camp, and to provide the necessary protection. 


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