(By Radio Dabanga – update 14.40) – Armed clashes in Khor Ramla resulted in the death of nine persons. A source told Radio Dabanga the clashes between the Nawayba and the Misseriya Zurug (both Arab tribes) continued. There was government intervention to disengage the fighting groups. Explosions could be heard in Niertete from the area of Khor Ramla, 4 kilometres from Niertete. According to the witness, 6 bodies arrived to the hospital of Niertete. Radio Dabanga contacted Jalal Abul Basher, the commissioner of Niertete who is on mission in Khartoum. He said that five people were killed. The local security committee asked for enforcement from Zalingei, 56 kilometre west of Nierteti. Basher said the situation is now under control.
The population of Ghorni, a village north of Niertete were reported to have fled their village to Kabkabiya to seek safety. Earlier today all Khor Ramla residents left the village towards Niertete and Zalingei to seek security. The market of Niertete was partly closed in fear that clashes will transfer to Niertete.
Radio Dabanga reported yesterday about the start of the clashes between the two armed groups in the area. The clashes started after a person from one of the fighting groups was killed and the other group brought blood money. The group refused the money and insisted to hand over the killer instead.