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One killed, five wounded in Central Darfur camp attack

December 25 - 2015 BINDISI
A woman rides her donkey in a market in Zalingei, Central Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A woman rides her donkey in a market in Zalingei, Central Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

A displaced person was killed in Bindisi camp in an attack by pro-government militiamen, in Central Darfur on Friday morning. The attackers took the money and belongings of the displaced people.

Several witnesses said that the attack came against the backdrop of the wounding of a militiaman, who was shot by an unknown person on Thursday evening. They told Radio Dabanga that “dozens of militiamen” on motorcycles, camels, and horses, attacked the northern part of Bindisi at 8 a.m.

The militiamen opened fire into the air before entering the camp, where they beat a number of displaced people. Tum Adam was killed, and Fatima Ramadan, El Fakh Ismail, Yahya Mohamed Adam, Ishag Kreia, and a person named Toro were wounded.

The attackers also stole a lot of money, the witnesses said, along with livestock and valuable belongings.

The displaced people who live in the north of Bindisi have fled their homes. “The militiamen still roam the camp, and continue beating and robbing people,” a witness said.

“No security, police or military forces moved to protect the displaced people during the attack in the camp, and expel the militiamen from the camp.”

In related events, militiamen threatened to burn the market of Bindisi unless the camp residents paid them money for causing distress among their comrades on 18 December. A search party of displaced people went looking for two youths from the camp the previous day, and retrieved them together with two of their abductors in a nomad settlement nearby.


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