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Man dead, children missing after raid in Tabit, North Darfur

May 30 - 2016 TAWILA LOCALITY
A military convoy of government forces moves towards Tabit village in North Darfur, November 20, 2014 (Reuters)
A military convoy of government forces moves towards Tabit village in North Darfur, November 20, 2014 (Reuters)

One man was killed and four children have gone missing in a raid by a group of militants in the area of Tabit in North Darfur, last Sunday.

Four people sustained injuries, while the attackers stole 225 head of livestock. Residents have taken refuge in the military garrison near Tabit.

A witness told this station that members from the Popular Defence Forces, moving on five motorcycles, a vehicle, and about 30 camels, initially accosted villagers on Sunday morning. This resulted in the death of Haj Adam Jido. Haider Adam Bakhit, Awadulkarim Hassan and Hamed Adam Yagoub were injured.

“The militants then fired into the air as they entered the village, wounding Um El Khair Hassan,” the witness said. Villagers have fled to the military garrison.

“The army commander refused to confront the attackers despite the villagers taking refuge in his garrison,” the witness complained.

Four children, Mohamed Khamis (6), Adam Hamid (7), and Hanan Babikir (9), and Nadia Yagoub Abulbashar (10), reportedly went missing during the attack.

Several Radio Dabanga reports indicate that gunmen and militia members routinely harass people in the vicinity of Tabit when they go out for their daily activities.


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