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Three wounded in Central Darfur highway robbery

February 13 - 2020 GARSILA
Passenger transport in Sudan (File photo: Retlaw Snellac – Creative commons)
Passenger transport in Sudan (File photo: Retlaw Snellac – Creative commons)

Three men were taken to Bindisi hospital – one of them in a serious condition – after they were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a convoy in Central Darfur on Tuesday evening.

Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that five gunmen opened fire on four commercial vehicles Wailang area on the road from Garsila to Bindisi, wounding the assistant driver of the vehicle and two passengers.

The gunmen robbed the passengers of belongings and cash to the value of SDG 200 million ($3,875*) before they fled.

* USD 1 = SDG 51.62 at time of posting. As effective foreign exchange rates can vary in Sudan, Radio Dabanga bases all SDG currency conversions on the daily middle US Dollar rate quoted by the Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS).

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