Over 200 People Killed In Three Days Clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur: Official

At least 213 people have been killed and over 100 more received injuries only in three days of violence in Sudan’s West Darfur region.

Darfur governor, Khamees Akbar said on Wednesday that 201 people died and 103 others were wounded only on Sunday due to the intensification of violence between Arab and non-Arab groups.

The General Coordination for Refugees and Displaced in Darfur, said that violence broke out on Friday and escalated when armed men attacked villages of the non-Arab Massalit in revenge for the killing of two tribesmen.

“Eight people were killed on Friday,” Akbar said, and accused the government forces of withdrawing from Krink town, a locality of nearly 500,000 people with an African Massalit tribe majority, without any security measures.

“The main attacks erupted early Sunday, but the government forces had already left Krink without securing the town and completely ignored the security threat,” Akbar added.

Akbar said that Krink town has been completely destroyed, including the government institutions, branding the violence as a “crime against humanity.”

According to the UN, more than 300,000 people have lost their lives since conflict tore through Darfur in 2003 and it also displaced another 2.5 million people.


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