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NGO headquarters looted in Tawila

August 31 - 2012 TAWILA

An armed group looted the headquarters of a foreign NGO in Tawila Locality, North Darfur on Thursday August 30. Radio Dabanga was told by a witness that the pro-government gunmen wore military uniforms and drove three Land Cruisers.

First the gunmen cut the telecom wires and then moved on to attack the headquarters of one of a foreign NGO. They looted the money from the safe, a vehicle and two motorcycles. In addition, all office equipment was looted.

The armed group fled towards the southern part of Tawila, according to the witness. The executive director of Tawila Locality, Mustafa Mohamed Abdullah, acknowledged the incident in a press statement, mentioning there were no fatal victims.

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