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Two hay collectors gang-raped, three kidnapped in North Darfur

May 12 - 2016 TAWILA / SORTONY
A water tanker in Sortony, North Darfur in May 2016 (Mohamad Almahady / Unamid)
A water tanker in Sortony, North Darfur in May 2016 (Mohamad Almahady / Unamid)

Two young women of 17 and 18 were ambushed and gang-raped by armed militiamen at Tarni area in Tawila locality, North Darfur.

Omda Mukhtar Bosh told Radio Dabanga that about ten militiamen riding camels accosted the victims while they were out collecting hay. “The militiamen raped them repeatedly over a period of six hours. They then left them bleeding by the roadside,” the Omda said.

“A driver of a passing vehicle informed the police of the incident. They transported the victims to a hospital run by Doctors without Borders where they are still receiving treatment.”

He said that the incident was also reported to Unamid.


On Tuesday evening, three displaced people were kidnapped by militiamen on the road from Sortony to Kabkabiya North Darfur.

One of the displaced women told Radio Dabanga that the incident occurred during night. “The armed militiamen intercepted water tankers that were en route from camp Sortony to Kabkabiya. The tankers were also carrying several displaced people. Three were kidnapped.

The Coordinator of Kabkabiya camps told Radio Dabanga that Sortony-Kabkabiya road has remained closed by militiamen throughout Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, Doctors without Borders Organisation transferred five displaced people, who were shot by militants, from Sortony to the Unamid hospital in Kabkabiya in in serious condition.

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