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Two students die of wounds, third stabbed to death in Omdurman

September 1 - 2017 OMDURMAN
Omdurman Islamic University (Facebook)
Omdurman Islamic University (Facebook)

(UPDATE 18:30) Ashraf El Hadi and Mohamed Ali Abdallah succumbed to their injuries they sustained during a clash in the dormitory of the Omdurman Islamic University on Thursday morning. This means the incident, which is being investigated, has caused the death of three students.

One of the doctors who supervised Mohamed Ali in the Aliya hospital in Omdurman said this in an audio recording. Abdallah's brain stopped working, according to the doctor. El Hadi died in the private military hospital in Omdurman.


Jaafar Mohamed Abdelbagi, nicknamed Jifara, was stabbed to death with a knife in his student dormitory in Omdurman on Thursday morning. Abdallah and El Hadi were the two other students who sustained injuries during the incident.

The incident occurred in El Shigla dormitory of the Omdurman Islamic University, where the police arrived to force the students out with tear gas and beating them with batons.

The man, also a student, suspected of the murder surrendered himself to the police. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Abdelbagi was from South Darfur and studied at the Faculty of Commerce of El Nilein University.

Yesterday two reports were circulated about the incident. The first report stated that the incident was caused by students supportive of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) who attacked Darfuri students in their rooms.

Another report stated that it was a criminal incident resulting from personal differences.

Yesterday, students told Radio Dabanga that at least two of the injured were Darfuri students who are receiving treatment in the hospital.

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