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18 Sudanese killed by Chadian militia along border: Ruling council

Sudanese Defense and Security Council convenes emergency meeting to address deadly incident

Mohammed Amin   | 05.08.2022
18 Sudanese killed by Chadian militia along border: Ruling council FILE PHOTO

KHARTOUM, Sudan

Eighteen Sudanese civilians were killed by unidentified Chadian militiamen on the border with Chad, Sudan’s ruling sovereign council said on Friday.

The attack took place in the village of Beer Saliba in Surba, along the border between the two countries, said a statement by the council, adding that others were injured in the Thursday night “ambush.”

The Sudanese army said that the Sudanese Defense and Security Council has begun an urgent meeting to address and investigate the incident.

The army added that it will devote more resources to protecting Sudanese civilians.

The incident comes on the same day of a visit to Chad by Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, the council’s duty chair and the REID Support Forces leader.

Sudan’s West Darfur state, where the incident took place, is already destabilized with widespread tribal clashes and attacks between various local militias.

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