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Shootings in Kabkabiya, North Darfur

January 25 - 2016 KABKABIYA
Kabkabiya market (Robert Lankenau)
Kabkabiya market (Robert Lankenau)

A shooting between police and alleged drug dealers resulted in the closure of the market in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, on Thursday afternoon.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that vegetable and fruit vendors closed their shops when the exchange of gunfire started. The police managed to capture the suspected drug dealers.

On Wednesday, Abdullah Eisa, a displaced man living in camp Sibak El Khel, northwest of Kabkabiya, was wounded in a shooting. The incident took place at the Dabakwakli farms, north of the camp. Gunmen robbed him of his mobile phone and fled. Eisa was transferred to hospital for treatment.

Many civilians who have fled from the government's military offensive against the armed rebels in the Jebel Marra massif have sought refuge in camps in Kabkabiya locality. Last week, Radio Dabanga received reports that about 16 newly displaced families were ambushed on their way to safety.

An attack by militiamen in Bardi on Saturday 16 January resulted in the torching of several homes. Four people were beaten. Reportedly 47 families decided to leave Bardi, 45 kilometres east of Kabkabiya, and take refuge in the town and El Salam camp.


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