5 soldiers killed in an ambush in Darfur

The Sudanese Ministry of Interior announced that 5 soldiers were killed Thursday at the hands of armed militias in Darfur, western Sudan.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The Police Presidency said in a statement today, Friday, that a “joint security force comprising the armed forces, the police and the rapid support, was treacherously attacked by armed outlaw in the Raqbat Al-Haml area in Central Darfur state.”

The statement said that the slain force “moved according to directives to move vehicles from joint forces that include the armed forces, police and rapid support to the Raqb El-Jamal region on an official mission.”

“While the force was moving along its path, it was ambushed by an unarmed group, which called the force to engage in opening fire with it. This operation resulted in the killing of five regulars, including a police lieutenant, and the injury of others to varying degrees.”

The Darfur region has witnessed growing security turmoil in recent years, despite the signing of a peace agreement with major armed factions in 2020.

The termination of the UNAMID mission in Darfur last year also cast negative shadows on the state of security in the region.

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