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Several violent incidents result in two deaths in South Darfur capital

May 22 - 2015 NYALA / GIREIDA
Nyala in the evening (Unamid)
Nyala in the evening (Unamid)

Nyala city, the capital of South Darfur state, witnessed a number of violent incidents on Wednesday. A taxi driver was shot dead in El Thora district. A child died and another was seriously wounded when they were playing with a grenade that exploded in their house.

In El Sad El Ali district, militiamen hijacked the vehicle of a female doctor at gunpoint, while in El Geer (western Nyala), a grocery store owner was shot and wounded by a stray bullet.

On Wednesday evening, members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces stormed the police’s detention offices in Gireida locality. They managed to release two detainees who are accused of murder.

An activist in the area told Radio Dabanga that at about 6 pm, a group of paramilitary forces driving seven Land Cruisers stormed the police office and released Sabah Hamdan and Abdel Rahman, accused of killing two displaced people in in Abyad camp for the internally displaced in Gireida last week.

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