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Passenger shot in North Darfur robbery attempt

August 11 - 2015 TAWILA
Gunman in Darfur (file photo)
Gunman in Darfur (file photo)

A passenger was seriously injured on Monday when bandits opened fire on a vehicle on the road between Tawila and Zamzam camp, North Darfur.

The incident occurred near Rahad Sosua, north of Tabit. One of the passengers in the vehicle, that was carrying millet to the displaced people in Zamzam, told Radio Dabanga that three armed men ambushed them on the road. They opened fire and one of the passengers was shot in the leg.

The driver refused to stop and accelerated until it arrived safely at Zamzam camp. The male victim was brought to the hospital in order to receive treatment.

People living near Tawila say they are "terrorised" by a group of militiamen. In three weeks of the last Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, 41 people were abducted and 22 vehicles hijacked by the group, stationed near Tawila.​

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