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Two injured in South Darfur market shooting, women beaten by herders

January 3 - 2018 OTASH CAMP
A woman carried firewood in Darfur (File photo: Albert Gonzales Ferran / Unamid)
A woman carried firewood in Darfur (File photo: Albert Gonzales Ferran / Unamid)

At least two people were injured when two members of the Rabid Support Forces (RSF), Sudan’s main government militia, opened fire at market in Otash camp near Nyala, capital of South Darfur on Monday. Seven women were severely beaten by herders north of the camp.

One of the sheikhs of the camp told Radio Dabanga that two RSF militiamen raided Komboi market where they threatened the shoppers to hand over their money and mobile phones. However, when one of the displaced people confronted them, one of them opened fire on him and seriously wounded two people.

The sheikh said the displaced people pursued the attackers, arrested them, and handed them over to the authorities.

Herders

In a separate incident near Otach camp, armed herders beat and injured a number of displaced women.

One of the camp sheikhs told Radio Dabanga that five herders attacked seven displaced women who went out to collect firewood north of the camp, beat them with sticks, them and caused them varying injuries.

Two of them, Fatima Juma and Makkah Mohammed were taken to Nyala Hospital. 


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