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Villages attacked near El Geneina, West Darfur

October 5 - 2015 EL GENEINA
Darfuri herders on horses (file photo)
Darfuri herders on horses (file photo)

Militant herdsmen attacked two villages south of El Geneina, capital of West Darfur, last Thursday as ‘revenge’ for the killing of one of their number. One villager was killed and four others were seriously wounded. The police suspect the four wounded of murdering the herder, and arrested them.

The families of the wounded demand that the police immediately transfer them to El Geneina Hospital for treatment, “as they are in dire need of medical treatment and intensive care”, a relative of one of the injured told Radio Dabanga.

He explained that a large group of militant herders stormed the villages of Molei and Angounja on Thursday morning in a revenge attack after one of the herders was found killed in the neighbourhood.

“They opened fire on the people. Mohamed Zakaria Anjeila was killed. Jamal Bushara, Hafez Yahya, Zakaria Mohamed, and Yousef Ramadan sustained bullet wounds.

“The attackers then severely beat about 60 villagers, and robbed them of about SDG20,000 ($3,260). They also plundered shops, stole a number of motorcycles, and eight horses from the villagers,” he said.

The source stressed that the four injured as well as the other villagers “have nothing to do with the killing of the herder some days ago”.


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