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Sheikh (60) among dead in South Darfur livestock raid

October 29 - 2018 EAST JEBEL MARRA
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Two people were shot dead and two others were wounded in an attack by militiamen riding camels and horses at Dandi area near Rakuna in East Jebel Marra locality in South Darfur on Friday morning. Intervention by combatants of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) netted five suspects.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the gunmen men attacked at 5 am on Sunday with the intention to steal livestock.

They said the attack resulted in the death of Sheikh Abakar Wawa (60) and Abdelshafi Ismail (27). Abdo Keen (40), and Foka Abakar (25)were wounded.

Callers said that the militia attack on the civilians prompted the intervention of SLM forces stationed nearby who reportedly killed or captured at least five of the attackers. The remaining gunmen fled toward Jabra near El Malam.

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