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Sudan: Two people killed in Kadugli, Lagawa market pillaged

July 17 - 2020 KADUGLI / LAGAWA
The market of Nyala, capital of South Darfur (File photo)
The market of Nyala, capital of South Darfur (File photo)

On Thursday, two people were shot dead in Kadugli, capital of South Kordofan. In Lagawa in West Kordofan, the Grand Market was plundered.

A group of gunmen opened fire on Babikir Kodi and Fadwa Abdallah when they were leaving the Tawasul Mining Company in Kadugli, where Kodi worked. They were killed instantly.

An eyewitness told Radio Dabanga that they were shot in front of the office of the mining company, opposite the base of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and a training camp for the Sudanese army, north of Kadugli Airport.

“Yet, no one moved to seize the killers, who fled after the shooting,” the source said.


In Lagawa in West Kordofan, the Grand Market was plundered on Thursday afternoon.

According to witnesses, a group of unknown armed men stormed the market, and began to shoot in the air. “All the people fled, including the shop keepers, leaving their shops unattended.”

The attackers then pillaged the shops at the edge of the market. Policeman Muatasim Sukkar was severely beaten.

The sources said that the robbers fled when army forces arrived at the market and began shooting in the air.

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