More than 100 dead and wounded in continued tribal fighting in Central Darfur

The fighting between Salamat and Misseriya that erupted on Thursday in Um Dukhun locality, Central Darfur, continued on Saturday. More than 100 tribesmen were killed and wounded in the area of Muradaf, 8km north of Um Dukhun town.  

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, multiple sources reported that on Saturday at about 10am Misseriya attacked the area of Muradaf, the most important stronghold of the Salamat in the region. In the ensuing battle, at least 130 people from both sides were killed and wounded. Large numbers of citizens fled from Muradaf to the nearest towns and other villages, in particular the village of Kobar. Others sought refuge in Chad.

The Central Darfur State Governor, Jaafar Abdel Hakam Ishag, confirmed to Radio Dabanga that large clashes took place between the Misseriya and Salamat on Saturday. He could not give an indication about the number of deaths and wounded, “as the counting has not been completed yet”.

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