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South Darfur sheikh slain in armed robbery

September 3 - 2018 MERSHING / NYALA
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A South Darfur sheikh has been killed and four other people wounded in an armed robbery at the weekend.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a commercial vehicle on its way from Mershing to Rabkona. Sheikh Abbas Nasr died in the gunfire, and four others were injured.

They said the gunmen robbed the passengers of their property and goods of the passengers. The perpetrators then took four passengers with them as hostages. They beat them, and then released them after four hours of torture.

Otash camp

In two separate incidents, two displaced women from Otash camp in Nyala were stabbed by militants.

One of the camp sheikhs told Radio Dabanga that gunmen attacked a house at Block 7 for robbery, where one of them stabbed a 17-year-old girl.

Another woman was subjected to three stab wounds by unknown gunmen at block 6.

The Sheikh has complained of nightly robberies and thefts at gunpoint.

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