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Ten people killed in attack, clash in South Darfur village

September 15 - 2017 EL SALAM
(file photo)
(file photo)

Ten people were killed and eleven were wounded in the village of Tombassi in El Salam locality on Wednesday, in a clash that involved paramilitary forces. In southern Libya, four Sudanese were killed by gunmen.

Members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by a colonel called Um Jalumba, attacked Tombassi on Wednesday. Two villagers were killed while other people were wounded, a witness told Radio Dabanga yesterday.

Soon after a group of villagers set out to chase the perpetrators. “But they ambushed the group and killed seven of them, and others were seriously injured. One RSF member was killed in the clash,” the witness said.

The attack on Tombassi allegedly came against the backdrop of the commander of the RSF, Col. Um Jalumba, who asked to marry a girl in Tembassi. “But the girl refused to marry him because she wanted to marry someone else in the village,” a source told this station.

“The colonel arrived at the market of Tombassi on Sunday and attempted to kidnap the person the girl wanted to marry with. Villagers foiled the attempt. But the colonel returned with members of the RSF on Wednesday to attack the village.”

Libya shooting

Four Sudanese were killed and three people went missing on Wednesday following an attack by gunmen on the road between Um El Aranib and Wasafha, in southern Libya. The Sudanese were in a Land Cruiser which carried a number of them in the south of Libya.

A relative of one of the victims, Mohamad El Ruzeiki, told Radio Dabanga that the attack took place during the return journey to Sudan. Among the dead are two brothers, Abdallah Saghiroun and his brother Mohamed Saghiroun.

“All the dead and missing persons come from Saraf Umra locality in North Darfur,” El Ruzeiki said. Abdallah Saghiroun is a militia leader, known as Kajam.

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