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Three killed in tribal fight, Central Darfur

January 27 - 2017 UM DUKHUN / EAST JEBEL MARRA
A chief of the Arab Rizeigat tribe (file photo)
A chief of the Arab Rizeigat tribe (file photo)

Three people were killed in a tribal clash in Central Darfur on Wednesday evening. A man was killed in Mashrou Abu Zeid.

A source in the area told Radio Dabanga that the clash between members of the Misseriya and Rizeigat tribes resulted in the death of three, including two of the Misseriya clan and a Rizeigat tribesman. The fight took place in the eastern district of Um Dukhun.

The commissioner of Um Dukhun and the native administration have made attempts to contain the situation and disperse the groups of tribesmen who are reportedly gathering in Um Dukhun.

Herdsmen shot and instantly killed a firewood collecter north of Mashrou Abu Zeid in East Jebel Marra on Thursday morning, a relative of the killed Yousif Ibrahim Yousif told Radio Dabanga.

“Three armed herdsmen riding on the backs of camels attacked Yousif and Abdelrazeg Saleh while they were on their way to the valley to collect firewood. The herdsmen wanted to seize their carts and horses,” the relative explained.

When Yousif confronted them, they shot him with three bullets in the chest, which instantly killed him. They stole the two horses from Saleh and fled the scene.

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