17 killed, 9 wounded in North Darfur attack

17 people were killed and 9 were wounded during an attack on an Internally Displaced People (IDPs) camp in North Darfur that took place on Saturday and Sunday.

AlTaghyeer: Agencies

According to Radio Dabanga, among the deceased in the North Darfur attack were five children, seven women, and five men.

The injured, many of whom are in critical condition, consist of another two children and seven women.

Several houses were burned and about 300 shops were looted and destroyed as per the Radio Dabanga report.

Most of the displaced individuals residing in the camp have sought refuge in Jebel Marra, but a group of them decided to flee to East Rokero, living shelter less in the open.

The report also mentioned that, on Tuesday, hundreds participated in a mass demonstration in the state of al-Fasher condemning the attack on the camp.

“The protesters called on the state government to urgently and efficiently sort out the protection of the displaced in Sortony [camp] and other camps,” the report said.

According to the report, the transitional government was also accused of being complicit in the latest acts of violence that took place in north Darfur.

“The General Coordination of the Displaced and Refugee Camps strongly condemned the attack on the displaced people in Sortony camp. It accused the transitional government of complicity and demanded human rights and humanitarian organisations to “play their role in monitoring the dangerously deteriorating security situation in Darfur,” the report added.

In January, deadly attacks on the Krinding camps in El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur, took 160 lives.

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