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South Kordofan security ‘still fragile’

May 19 - 2020 DELLING / KADUGLI
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The security situation in South Kordofan is described as ‘fragile’ in the wake of violent incidents that took place in Kadugli on Tuesday and Wednesday last week.

In two new incidents, a man was shot dead and two others were wounded in crossfire when a policeman attempted to arrest a convicted murderer  in Um Alwan village northwest of Delling on Monday.

Witnesses told Dabanga Radio that the incident occurred when policemen raided a house in Um Alwan village where the killer was hiding.

The fugitive exchanged fire with the police. in the crossfire, a relative of the convicted prisoner was killed, his father and a nephew were wounded. The wounded were taken to the Delling Hospital.


In Kadugli, an unidentified group of people broke into more than 10 stores in the town's Grand Market on Monday evening.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the burglary occurred after sunset, despite the presence of a joint security force guarding the market. The losses were estimated at roughly SDG 8 million*. A complaint has been filed.

Members of the native administration and the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) Coordination in Kadugli signed a reconciliation document to stop hostilities and exercise restraint on Saturday.  A delegation of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) General Command visited Kadugliyesterday and offered condolences to the families of the victims.

* USD 1 = SDG 55.1375 at time of publishing. As effective foreign exchange rates can vary in Sudan, Radio Dabanga bases all SDG currency conversions on the daily US Dollar middle rate quoted by the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS).

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