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Six villagers – including children – killed in North Darfur attack

July 22 - 2019 NORTH DARFUR

A group of gunmen wearing uniforms of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) main government militia, riding on camels and horses, raided Kabra village, eight kilometres west of Khazan Tunjur in Tawila locality in North Darfur on Saturday. Six villagers were killed and seven wounded.

Relatives of the victims told Radio Dabanga that two of the villagers killed were young children. Four of the wounded are in serious conditions and were taken to Tawila Hospital.

The sources said that the militiamen claimed that the villagers stole a number of their camels. The villagers denied this has happened. The dead are Mohamed  Adam (8), Ibrahim Mohamed (9), Yousef Yahya (35), Yousef Saleh (39), Adam Mousa (45), and Khatir Suleiman (66).

Another attack took place in Kassab camp for displaced people north of Kutum in North Darfur. El Hadi Hussein was seriously injured by armed herders on Saturday while he was tending his farm near Kulu village. Witnesses told Dabanga radio that the gunmen beat him with rifle butts. He had to be taken to Kutum Hospital.

The witnesses pointed out that the gunmen also prevented four other villagers from tilling their land.


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