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Cars hijacked, passengers abducted near North Darfur camp

July 10 - 2015 KHAZAN TUNJUR
Militiamen in Darfur (file photo)
Militiamen in Darfur (file photo)

Armed robbers ambushed two vehicles with twelve passengers on board near Zamzam camp for the displaced in North Darfur, and took them to an unknown destination.

A relative of one of the kidnapped passengers reported that the two Nissan vehicles, also carrying charcoal and firewood from Mortal, was intercepted by gunmen in the area between Khazan Tunjur and Tarnei. The cars were on their way to the Zamzam camp. 

“We do not know where they have taken the twelve passengers,” he told Radio Dabanga.

Also on Monday, gunmen hijacked two Hilux vehicles that carried six vegetable traders, coming from Mortal market, on the road to Tawila. The passengers were told to disembark.

The recently installed governors of Central and North Darfur imposed emergency laws last week, to curb the high rate of abductions and assaults in the states “with an iron fist”.

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