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One dead, three wounded in shooting, rape attempt in Tawila, North Darfur

October 10 - 2018 TAWILA
Women return home after farming land outside Gireida, South Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
Women return home after farming land outside Gireida, South Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

On Tuesday, Tawila locality witnessed several attacks by herdsmen on villagers. A farmer was killed west of Fanga. Two displaced sisters were shot on their farm near Tabit. In the area of Tirbo, herders seriously injured a woman in an attempt to rape her.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, a listener reported that three gunmen on camels opened fire on Salim Ahmed when he was riding on his camel from Kakero village to his farm on Tuesday morning.

“Salim was killed instantly,” said. “The attackers then took his camel and fled.”

The incident was reported to the garrison of Kakero.

On the same morning, Hawa and Maryam Adam Musa were seriously wounded at their farm in the area of Tabit.

“Four herdsmen drove a large number of cows onto their farm,” a fellow farmer said. “When the women tried to drive the animals off, the herders took their guns and shot them.”

The victims were taken to a health centre for treatment.

In the area of Tirbo in Tawila locality, Maryam Yousef was seriously injured when two camel herders attempted to rape her.

“When she resisted, one of them beat her with an axe,” one of her relatives told this station. “She had to be taken to a health with a severe head injury and a broken hand.”


 


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