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Sudanese army soldiers shoot six in Central Darfur

October 12 - 2015 ZALINGEI
Sudanese soldiers in a Darfuri village (Brian Steidle/US Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Sudanese soldiers in a Darfuri village (Brian Steidle/US Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Two army soldiers shot dead a woman and wounded her husband and two of her children in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, on Sunday. Later in the evening, they fired at displaced in Hassahissa camp. Two men were wounded.

Fatima Abdelkarim, the sister of the deceased told Radio Dabanga that two army soldiers entered the house of her sister Hawa in El Muhafizin district in downtown Zalingei “around sunset”.

“They opened fire, killing Hawa instantly. Her husband Adam, and two of her daughters, Arafa and Badriya, were seriously injured,” she said. “They were transferred to Zalingei Hospital. Arafa, in coma, is being treated in the intensive care unit.”

The sister added that she does not know the motives for the attack on her relatives.

The same men also fired at displaced living in the Hassahissa camp near Zalingei on Sunday evening.

The coordinator of the Central Darfur camps reported to Radio Dabanga that “the two army soldiers who killed a woman in Zalingei turned out to be the samen men who shot at a group of displaced in the Hassahissa camp”.

He said that around 10 pm the soldiers began to fire at random at displaced near the camp's water station. “Mousa Adam Saleh (17) sustained a broken leg. Noureldin Zakaria was injured too. They were both taken to Zalingei Hospital.”

The coordinator added that a search party formed by camp residents were able to capture the perpetrators. “They were handed to the Jebel Aseeda garrison, west of Zalingei.”

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