At least 48 killed in ethnic clashes in western Sudan

The Central Committee of Doctors of Sudan reported on Monday the death of at least 48 people as a result of the “bloody” confrontation in the town of Krink, in the state of West Darfur, which was ethnically motivated.

Through a message on their Facebook account, they have also specified that “a large number of people” have been injured. The authorities have indicated that the clashes would have started as a result of a discussion about a mobile phone, reports the BBC.

For its part, Radio Dabanga has indicated that the attack was launched by militiamen on Sunday morning, when the attackers surrounded the city, then attacked it with heavy weapons and set fire to the camps for the displaced, as well as several neighborhoods in the north and west. .

The Sovereign Transitional Council of Sudan on Monday analyzed the events in Darfur and stated that it regretted what had happened, as well as ordered to take control of the situation.

The Darfur region has been the scene of an upsurge in inter-community tensions despite the aforementioned peace agreement, which seeks to end the fighting that broke out in 2003, which has left at least 300,000 dead and more than 2.5 million displaced. .

Former President Omar Hasan al Bashir, as well as other senior officials during his tenure, are wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes and crimes against Humanity within the framework of this conflict.

Darfur is one of the poorest regions in Sudan, with poverty rates above 65 percent in Central Darfur, and nearly five million people have received humanitarian aid in the area between January and September 2020, according to OCHA data. .

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