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Militiamen kill farmers, destroy crops in Darfur

March 10 - 2015 MERSHING / WADI SALIH
A displaced farmer works on his rented plot in Tawila locality, North Darfur, September 2011 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A displaced farmer works on his rented plot in Tawila locality, North Darfur, September 2011 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

A farmer and his son were killed in Mershing locality, South Darfur, on Monday. In Wadi Salih locality, West Darfur, militiamen attacked a group of farmers on Sunday.

A relative of the deceased told Radio Dabanga that members of a government militia opened fire on Hassan Ahmed Abdallah and his son Hadi on Monday afternoon, when they were tending their farmland east of Mershing town.

“Abdallah died instantly. Hadi passed away on the way to a hospital in Nyala,” he said.

Crops

In the area east of Garsila, capital of Wadi Salih locality, militiamen attacked a group of farmers on Sunday morning.

“After they robbed us of all our money and agricultural tools, they destroyed all our crops,” one of the victims reported to Radio Dabanga. 


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