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South Darfur pharmacists strike after spate of robberies

June 23 - 2016 NYALA
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The South Darfur branch of the Sudanese Pharmacists Union has announced a strike and closure of all pharmacies in the state for 24 hours.

The strike comes in the wake of a series of armed robberies of several pharmacies in Nyala, capital of South Darfur.

According to a statement on Wednesday, the Union decided at an emergency meeting in Nyala to close all the pharmacies and pharmaceutical services centres in North Darfur for 24 hours “in protest against the systematic armed gangs that have emerged in the city these days”.

On Tuesday night, three militants stormed Der Macaire pharmacy in Cinema Street in downtown Nyala downtown. The gunmen fled without any booty, but a man who tried to resist them was seriously wounded.

The gunfire also caused panic among the population.

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