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Seven wounded in Darfur robberies

June 9 - 2017 ZALINGEI / TAWILA
Gunmen in Darfur (Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)
Gunmen in Darfur (Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)

Six people were wounded in a road robbery in Zalingei city on Thursday. A boy was shot and robbed of his cattle in Tawila locality.

Militiamen opened fire on a commercial vehicle on its way from Nyala to Zalingei. The owner of the vehicle exchanged gunfire with the perpetrators, causing panic among displaced people nearby, said Central Darfur camps coordinator Shafi Abdallah.

He told Radio Dabanga that two of the six wounded were in a critical situation and taken to Nyala hospital for treatment.

In Tawila locality in North Darfur, gunmen shot a young herder and stole his livestock on Thursday evening. A listener told this station that Ibrahim Mohamed Suleiman was herding cattle in Murtal, in the area known as East Jebel Marra, in the evening when seven armed men on camels fired shot in the air and surrounded him.

The attackers shot Mohamed Suleiman before stealing about 350 animals.

Khazan Tunjur has witnessed a couple of attacks on nomads and herders in the past two months. At the beginning of April, the handcuffed bodies of seven nomads, who had been kidnapped by cattle thieves in March, were found shot dead in Khazan Tunjur in Tawila. Two herders were wounded in a cattle rustling incident on 23 April.

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