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Man killed, girl gang-raped in Darfur

August 20 - 2017 KUTUM / HIJEIR TONGO
A family returns home after all day farming the land outside Gireida, South Darfur, during the rainy season (Albert González Farran)
A family returns home after all day farming the land outside Gireida, South Darfur, during the rainy season (Albert González Farran)

On Thursday, militants shot a construction worker dead in North Darfur. A displaced girl was gang-raped and abducted in South Darfur.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a listener reported from Kutum in North Darfur that unknown gunmen “suddenly shot dead builder Jamal Yagoub Abdallah in Damrat El Gubba on Thursday”. The reason is unclear.

The source said that in another incident, goat keeper Ahmed Shumein was injured in an armed robbery in the area of Desa, north-west of Kutum.

Gang-raped

A 16-year-old was raped and abducted by five gunmen in the area of Hijeir Tongo, south of Kalma camp for the displaced near Nyala, capital of South Darfur, on Thursday.

Saleh Eisa, Secretary-General of Kalma camp, said that five masked militants riding on camels intercepted the girl and her father when they were on their way back to the camp after tending their farm.

“They repeatedly raped the girl in front of her father who they had tied with ropes, and then left, taking the girl with them.”

The incident was reported to the police of Hijeir Tono.

Eisa strongly condemned the incident, which he described as “a kind of war used by the government and its militias to humiliate and insult the displaced people of Darfur”.

He demanded the release of the victim and the arrest of the perpetrators, and called on Unamid to act to protect the displaced in the conflict-torn western region.


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