The shooting of two Salamat tribesmen by a Misseriya gunman on Saturday triggered panic in the weekly market at Mukjar, Central Darfur.
El Tayeb Bahreldin Awad and Mohamed Ahmed Abkar of the Salamat were gunned-down in the market, “causing chaos, terror and panic,” sources told Radio Dabanga. Other Misseriya militiamen saw an opportunity to loot the market, but rapid intervention of the police and locality commissioner prevented it.
The police soon arrived on the scene accompanied by the commissioner in military uniform. They fired into the air and launched tear gas canisters to evacuate the market. The market was then secured and protected without any casualties, sources said.
Witnesses alleged that on the same day, a newly displaced man, Ahmed Mohammed Ishaq, was wounded in his hand during attack by Misseriya tribesmen on the western camp for displaced persons. The camp, which is home to about 300 families displaced by the recent tribal clashes, is situated near to the headquarters of Unamid.