Tribal clashes resume in Darfur

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Twenty-eight people have either been killed and wounded in renewed tribal clashes between the Rizaigat Abbalah and Bene Hussein, both Arab tribes, in Sudan's Central Darfur.

According to the local Al-Sahafa daily newspaper, the two Arab tribes at the weekend resumed fighting with heavy weapons in Om Dukhun, Central Darfur, near the border with Chad.

Twelve persons of Bene Hussein were killed and eight others were wounded while four of the Abbalah were killed and four others injured in the clashes before a committee of the native administration (tribal chieftains in Om Dukhun), acting on instructions by the Government of the State, managed to arrange a ceasefire and reconciliation between the two tribes.

The truce led to the release of four prisoners and the restoration of stability in the region.
-0- PANA MO/SEG 21Jan2013

21 january 2013 11:07:01




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