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Mass arrests end tribal fighting in eastern Sudan

July 8 - 2020 NEW HALFA
New Halfa during Saturday's violence (Social media)
New Halfa during Saturday's violence (Social media)

The tribal fighting in New Halfa in Kassala has ended after the authorities launched mass arrests in the districts of the town where the violence occurred.

Fighting between Beni Amer and Nuba tribesmen erupted on Saturday. The violence went on for three days.

One person was killed, and 46 wounded, five of them seriously. Some of them had to be transferred to hospitals outside New Halfa, the Resistance Committees of New Halfa said in a report yesterday.

Members of the Resistance Committees appealed to the residents of New Halfa to listen to the voice of reason, restrain themselves, and adhere to the curfew imposed on the town. 

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