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Six gang-raped in North Darfur, East Jebel Marra

(file photo)
(file photo)

On Monday, six young women were gang-raped in separate incidents in North Darfur and East Jebel Marra.

Omda Mukhtar Bosh, coordinator of the Tawila camps for the displaced, told Radio Dabanga that a group of militiamen on camels ambushed eight residents of the Argo camp on Monday.

The people were on their way to farmlands in the area of Kayma, about 10 kilometres east of Tawila, when the attackers blocked their way. They beat them after which they seized the two young women (18 and 16) and took turns to rape them.

Relatives of the victims transferred them, supported by the police, to a clinic of doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Bosh said. He added that the relatives filed a complaint with the police and Unamid.

In a separate incident, armed robbers gang-raped a 16-year-old woman in Um Arda village, near Tabit in North Darfur.

In East Jebel Marra, three young women (15, 16, and 17) were raped in the neighbourhood of Mesel village, one kilometre out of Khazan Tunjur on Monday morning.

A witness reported to Radio Dabanga that the victims are residents of Zamzam camp for the displaced near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur. They returned to the area to tend their farms.

He said that three members of a government-backed militia intercepted the women as they were on their way to draw water from a nearby well, and raped them alternately.

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