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North Darfur farmer shot defending women from rape attempt

November 12 - 2018 SHANGIL TOBAYA
Women farmers in Darfur (File photo)
Women farmers in Darfur (File photo)

Farmer Jamaleldin Saleh Abdallah, known as El Kabeer, was shot while confronting gunmen who tried to rape farmers in Silokandro area west of Shangil Tobaya in North Darfur on Saturday.

A witness told Radio Dabanga that five armed men tried to rape several women while they were tilling their farm, but Abdallah confronted them. They shot and wounded him, however the women managed to escape.

She said that the gunmen then burned the crops he had collected and left the place, while Jamaleldin was transferred to the hospital in Shangil Tobaya.

Farmer Maryam suffered a broken arm in an assault with a machete in her farm at Um Baji area, 15 km south of Tabit on Sunday. She was taken to El Fasher for treatment.

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