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Two killed in gunfight in Central Darfur market

April 15 - 2016 UM DUKHUN / DELEIG
A woman rides her donkey in a market in Zalingei, Central Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A woman rides her donkey in a market in Zalingei, Central Darfur (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

Two people were killed in the market of Um Dukhun, Central Darfur, on Thursday, causing the market to close over fears that tribal clashes may erupt. One man was killed in the area on Tuesday. The kidnappers of three men in Deleig have announced their financial demands for their release.

In an exchange of gunfire in the town's market, both shooters were killed on Thursday. One of the men is Babikir Mohamed.

The incident led to the complete closure of the market and residents stayed in their homes. The dead belong to the Misseriya and Salamat tribes and tribesmen started gathering in Um Dukhun at one point, a listener told Radio Dabanga.

The two bodies were taken to Um Dukhun hospital.

On Tuesday, unidentified gunmen shot and killed two people in Um Dukhun locality. A witness told Radio Dabanga this week that unidentified gunmen opened fire on the two while they were riding two motorcycles. They shot the two dead, took all money in their possession, as well as both motorcycles.

Deleig kidnap

Militiamen under the command of Kabro who abducted a Sheikh and two other persons in Central Darfur on Wednesday, have demanded the payment of SDG105,000 ($17,120) for their release.

A relative of one of the kidnapped informed this station that the kidnappers have taken the hostages to Wadi Bodko in West Darfur, and contacted the families from there. A group of 14 people moved to negotiate with the kidnappers on Thursday.

Merchant Mohamed Eisa Mohammed, Sheikh Adam Abdel Karim and Mohamed Adam were taken by militia members in three vehicles in the morning of Wednesday.

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