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Woman killed, baby injured in attack against returnees in East Darfur

March 23 - 2020 YASSIN
A Darfur woman working on farm land (Unamid)
A Darfur woman working on farm land (Unamid)

A group of herders launched an attack against returned displaced in Esheraya village in East Darfur on Saturday evening. A woman was killed, her 6-month-old baby was wounded, and the village was torched.

The woman killed was Aisha Adam, Ibrahim Osman told Radio Dabanga from Esheraya. The assault led to the displacement of people to neighbouring Keleikel Mojo, Yasin, and Arousa in Yasin locality.

The incident occurred while the returnees were cleaning their farm lands, preparing for the agricultural season, Osman explained. The nomadic herders who had settled in those areas objected to this, which led to a fight with sticks. In the evening the nomads returned, riding horses and camels, and driving two vehicles, and attacked the village.

The attack on Esheraya not only resulted in the death of Aisha Adam and the wounding of her baby. Part of the village was burned down, including four shops, five workshops, four oil factories, and five flour mills. The area's only engine for pumping up water has been disabled.

In South Kordofan, a gang of armed robbers on motorcycles assaulted and wounded Abdallah Idris in the area of El Rejeila in Habila locality.

Mubarak Habila told Radio Dabanga that the robbers intercepted Idris, severely beat him, stole his belongings, and fled. The victim was taken to El Obeid Hospital.

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