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Villager abducted in Kutum, North Darfur

February 15 - 2015 KUTUM LOCALITY
A miller starts the engine of his automatic mill to obtain flour from grain in El Mawashi market in El Fasher, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A miller starts the engine of his automatic mill to obtain flour from grain in El Mawashi market in El Fasher, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Elements of a government-backed militia kidnapped mill worker Abakar Mohammed Ahmed in Kara Kasara village, west of Kutum, on Thursday.

“At 2pm, five militia members wearing uniforms, in a Land Cruiser mounted with a Dushka machinegun stopped in front of the mill. They seized Ahmed, and took him to an unknown destination,” the mill owner told Dabanga. “The reason is entirely unclear to us.”

Kutum locality has been devoid of police and security forces for more than three years. 


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