63 Sudanese herdsmen reported killed in CAR

Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sixty-three herdsmen in Sudan's South Western Darfur State were killed in a recent clash with tribesmen from the Central African Republic (CAR), the Sudanese Foreign ministry has said.
It said the incident occurred when the herders crossed into the CAR territories to graze their cattle.
The ministry said a high-level Sudanese delegation had been sent to CAR to investigate the case, and take measures to prevent "such sorrowful incidents in the future.
" It noted that tribal leaders in Darfur State have been warned against any reprisals, adding that: "All parties should exercise self-restraint.
" The Ministry said Sudan was in close contact with CAR authorities to bring the offenders to justice.
"We want peaceful co-existence between the two peoples to continue.
," it added.
Darfur State like other Western Sudanese Districts, experienced a harsh drought in 2001.

29 may 2002 21:58:00

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