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North Darfur: Boy killed in shooting, Kabkabiya market closed

September 18 - 2016 KABKABIYA
A militiaman in Darfur (file photo)
A militiaman in Darfur (file photo)

A boy was killed and his father sustained serious bullet wounds in an attack in Kabkabiya in North Darfur on Saturday. Kabkabiya Market traders are continuing their strike, in protest against repeated assaults by militiamen.

“On midnight on Saturday, two gunmen suddenly started shooting at the house of Suleiman Feleili in Kabkabiya’s Amiriya district,” one of his neighbours told Radio Dabanga.

She said that Feleili’s son Abdelhalim (6) was killed instantly. The father was critically wounded and transferred to El Fasher for treatment.

Strike

The strike by traders and vendors at the Kabkabiya Market today entered its eight day. They decided to close their stalls and shops in protest against repeated threats and assaults by militiamen.

A trader told this station that the men take goods from the market at gunpoint, without paying.

He said that members of the Chamber of Commerce requested the locality’s commissioner to intervene. “The authorities however did not move a finger.”


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