Three dead in Central Darfur tribal fighting
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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