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South Darfur farmers wounded in rape attempt

December 2 - 2018 KASS
Women farmers in Darfur (File photo)
Women farmers in Darfur (File photo)

Three farmers are in serious condition after a confrontation with armed herders, allegedly intent on raping women tending their fields.

A relative of one of the wounded farmers told Radio Dabanga that on Thursday evening gunmen dressed in military uniforms attacked a group of women who tilling their farms in the Jummeiza Komra valley north of Kass in South Darfur, with the intent to rape them.

The witness said that a number of farmers came to the rescue of the women, which prompted the attackers to open fire. The wounded were taken to hospital in Kass for treatment.

The gunmen fled after the attack and no arrests have been made.

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