Detonating grenade kills herder in North Darfur

By IAfrica
In Sudan
Jul 28th, 2014
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KUTUM LOCALITY

A young herder was killed by a detonating grenade in Kutum locality in North Darfur on Sunday.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga from the village of El Sheikh Janna in Kutum locality, a witness said that one of the herders of the village found a grenade. “As soon as he began playing with it, the bomb detonated, and tore him to pieces. Five cows were killed too.”

The source said that the villagers informed the Sudanese army forces and the Unamid team in the neighbourhood that there are three other grenades found in the area.

Years of conflict have left Darfur littered with potentially deadly explosives and munitions (UXO). Radio Dabanga appeals to listeners throughout Darfur (and elsewhere in our reception area) not to touch any ‘unexploded’ grenades or other ammunition found in the field. Mark its position clearly to alert others, and report it immediately to a camp sheikh, Unamid and/or the local police.

File photo: An unexploded grenade found in Darfur

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