North Darfur butcher shot by militiamen, one dead

Militiamen shoot a merchant in a market south of Kabkabiya after he demands money for his goods, but the fatal shot hits his neighbour.

Two merchants were shot, resulting in the death of one of them, in a market south of Kabkabiya, North Darfur, on Thursday.

A witness said that pro-government militiamen had bought meat from the weekly butchers' market of Kala, but refused to pay butcher Mohamed Sulaiman Isa the full amount.

“When Isa asked them to pay the money, they refused, and opened fire on him. But they did not hit him in the head,” he said. Instead, Mohamed Omar Abdelkarim, the merchant with a stall next to Isa's, received a fatal shot, and was killed immediately.