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Ten die in North Darfur armed robbery

April 8 - 2015 AILLIET LOCALTY
'Meet the Janjaweed', 2008 (Andrew Carter)
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Ten people were reportedly killed and eight others wounded in an ambush on a passenger lorry in the area of Abu Sufyan in Ailliet locality on Tuesday.

A relative of one of the victims reported to Radio Dabanga that the passengers were returning from the market of Abu Sufyan to Ed Daein, capital of East Darfur.

“At about 8pm, a group of gunmen riding on motorcycles and camels opened fire at the lorry. Nine passengers, among them three children and a woman, were killed instantly. Nine others sustained various bullet wounds.

“They were transferred to Ed Daein Hospital, three of them in a critical condition. One of them died upon arrival at the hospital,” he said.

The Commissioner of Ed Daein locality, Ali Taher Sharef, confirmed the armed robbery to Radio Dabanga. He said that five people died and nine other were injured.

He also reported that a police force was sent to the area to persecute the perpetrators.

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