Violence in Darfur has claimed at least 168 lives on Sunday. The death toll is expected to rise. About 90 people have been injured in attacks and clashes in Kreinik. Adam Regal accused the government backed militia known as the Janjaweed of the latest attacks.
Khartoum 24 April: Violence in the troubled Darfur province of Sudan between rival groups has claimed at least 168 lives on Sunday.
According to sources, clashes took place late on Sunday night, and the death toll was expected to rise. About 90 people have been injured in attacks and clashes in the Kreinik region, about 80 km from the provincial capital Geneina. Information about the deaths comes from spokesman of the General Coordination for Refugees and Displaced in Darfur, Adam Regal.
The deadly violence in mainly western Darfur has increased markedly in recent times, with violence perpetrated by armed groups. The clashes erupted on Thursday in the vicinity of Kreinik in West Darfur. The clashes later reached Genena, where armed groups attacked wounded people while they were being treated at the city’s main hospital.
Early Sunday, large numbers of people armed with heavy weapons launched a major attack on Kreinik, torching and looting properties, Regal said.
The aid group accused the government backed militia known as the Janjaweed of orchestrating the latest attacks. Adam Regal said the armed group has in recent weeks “committed killings, burning, lootings, and torture without mercy”.
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