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Three dead in Central Darfur tribal fighting

December 3 - 2015 UM DUKHUN
Men on the lookout in Tobeing, East Jebel Marra, 2007 (Robert Lankenau)
Men on the lookout in Tobeing, East Jebel Marra, 2007 (Robert Lankenau)

Clashes broke out between Misseriya and Salamat tribesmen in the area of Um Dukhun, Central Darfur, today.

“Three people were killed,” a listener reported to Radio Dabanga from Um Dukhun. He explained that the fighting erupted on Thursday morning as a result of a dispute over agricultural land.

The source said that a committee of tribe elders intervened and contained the conflict.

In October, five Salamat and two Misseriya tribesmen were killed, and several others were wounded in fighting that broke out over a cattle theft.

Central Darfur Governor Jaafar Abdelhakam formed a mediation committee at the time “to stop the bloodshed, in preparation for a tribal tribunal that will end the tribal conflicts in the state”. 


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