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People killed, injured in attacks across Darfur

April 22 - 2015 DARFUR
A Darfuri gunman (file photo)
A Darfuri gunman (file photo)

A firewood collector of Abyad camp for the displaced in West Darfur’s Gireida locality was found killed on Tuesday. Displaced in Shangil Tobaya, North Darfur, complain about attacks by armed herders, especially when they go out to collect firewood and straw.

In Central Darfur, a robber was shot dead and three people wounded in an attack on a vehicle of the state’s Ministry of Health. On Monday, militiamen shot two displaced students in North Darfur.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from Abyad camp, a sheikh reported that Tijani Ishag Azrag went out to collect firewood on Monday.

“When he did not come back, a rescue team went out to search for him on Tuesday morning. They found his body in a pool of blood at Rahad Azrag, 7km west of Gireida town.”

Shangil Tobaya

During the past few days, a number of displaced of Shangil Tobaya camp in Dar El Salam locality, North Darfur, were beaten, whipped, and robbed by armed herders and other gunmen.

“In particular, when we leave the camp to collect firewood and straw, we are prone to attacks,” a resident of Shangil Tobaya camp told Radio Dabanga.  

He called on the state authorities to protect the displaced, deter the militiamen, and bring the assailants to justice.


In Central Darfur’s Deleig locality, armed robbers opened fire on a vehicle belonging to the Ministry of Health in the area of Bergi, on the Deleig-Zalingei road.

“Three passengers were seriously wounded. The former director general of the Central Darfur Ministry of Health, Dr El Sanousi Mohamed El Sanousi miraculously survived the incident,” an eyewitness said.

He added that the vehicle’s guards exchanged fire with the attackers, and killed one of the gunmen.


A Hai El Salam camp elder informed Radio Dabanga that about 9 pm on Monday, three government-backed militiamen suddenly opened fire on students Mohamed Abakar Adam and Adam Ahmed Osman, while they were on their way home.

“Osman was critically hit, and Adam’s leg was broken. We transferred them to the Unamid clinic in the area.”

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