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Violent herder clashes in Darfur, Abyei

May 27 - 2018 TAWILA / ABYEI
A Misseriya herder with his cattle (File photo)
A Misseriya herder with his cattle (File photo)

On Friday morning, twenty-year-old Hawa Younes was wounded and 30 year-old El Safi Hamid was kidnapped by armed herders at the Argutogo area, 10 km west of Khazan Tunjur of Tawila locality in North Darfur.

Relatives of Younes told Radio Dabanga that a number of armed herders in two Land Cruisers and four motorcycles opened fire on a group of residents as they were collecting straw near Argutogo area and wounded Younes in one of her legs.

They explained that the herders took Hamid to an unknown destination. Younes was taken to the medical unit of Katur garrison.


On Thursday night, two people were killed in the Abyei border area between Sudan and South Sudan in an exchange of fire between a group of armed men and an armed group that allegedly stole cattle of Misseriya herders.

Dr Hasan Mohamed told Radio Dabanga that an armed group from South Sudan stole cows of Misseriya herders. A local rescue team-hunted down the suspects and exchanged fire between with them.

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