Killing of Sudanese soldier causes tension at Central Darfur-Chad border

A soldier of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) was reportedly killed by Chadian army troops inside the town of Umm Dukhun, Central Darfur. His death has caused tensions at the border in the region. A source told Radio Dabanga that nine Chadian troops, led by a lieutenant called Mousa, on Friday evening raided the house of Osman Ali, a Sudanese army soldier, with the purpose of inspecting it. When Ali refused the search of his house, they beat and stabbed him. Ali died of his wounds on Saturday.The source added that SAF troops reacted by creating “gates” at the Sudanese-Chadian border in the area, refusing to let Chadian army troops enter Sudan. In reply the Chadian forces prevent Sudanese army troops from entering Chadian territory, as they withhold their permission to transport goods over the border or fetch water from wells located in Chad. File photo by Albert González Farran/Unamid

A soldier of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) was reportedly killed by Chadian army troops inside the town of Umm Dukhun, Central Darfur. His death has caused tensions at the border in the region.

A source told Radio Dabanga that nine Chadian troops, led by a lieutenant called Mousa, on Friday evening raided the house of Osman Ali, a Sudanese army soldier, with the purpose of inspecting it. When Ali refused the search of his house, they beat and stabbed him. Ali died of his wounds on Saturday.

The source added that SAF troops reacted by creating “gates” at the Sudanese-Chadian border in the area, refusing to let Chadian army troops enter Sudan. In reply the Chadian forces prevent Sudanese army troops from entering Chadian territory, as they withhold their permission to transport goods over the border or fetch water from wells located in Chad.

File photo by Albert González Farran/Unamid