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Seven dead, another 30,000 Darfur villagers displaced in Jebel Marra

March 7 - 2016 KALOKITING
Newly displaced from Jebel Marra near the Unamid team site in Sortony in North Darfur, 10 February 2016 (Unamid)
Newly displaced from Jebel Marra near the Unamid team site in Sortony in North Darfur, 10 February 2016 (Unamid)

Seven people were killed and 20 others injured in attacks by army forces and allied militiamen on areas in the southern part of Jebel Marra on Saturday.

Ten villages northwest of Kalokiting burned to ashes, making about 30,000 villagers homeless, a listener told Radio Dabanga from Koni, north of Kalokiting.

The attack was carried out by army forces and militiamen who gathered on Saturday morning in the area, approximately 40 kilometres north of Kass in South Darfur.

“In the afternoon they raided and plundered the ten villages, after which they set them on fire. Four women, two men, and a child were killed.

“About 30,000 people sought shelter in the caves and valleys up in Mount Marra, while others fled towards our village of Koni,” the source reported.

He described the situation of the villagers who fled further into the mountain as “very difficult, in particular the wounded. They did not have the time to take anything with them from their homes.”


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