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Sudan: Death toll from West Darfur clashes rises to 132

208 people injured in tribal clashes, governor says

Behram Abdelmunim   | 08.04.2021
Sudan: Death toll from West Darfur clashes rises to 132

KHARTOUM, Sudan

The death toll from tribal clashes in Geneina, the capital of West Darfur state in Sudan, has risen to 132, an official said on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters, Mohamed Abdallah Al-Douma, the state governor, said that 208 people have also been injured in the clashes.

Earlier, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors put the death toll at 125.

The bloodshed, which started on Saturday, is the latest in a resurgence of violence in the Darfur region since the signing of a peace agreement late last year and the withdrawal of UN peacekeepers.

On Monday, Sudan’s Security and Defense Council declared a state of emergency in the state to mitigate ongoing violence.

Many areas in Darfur witness sporadic clashes between Arab and African tribes, due to conflicts over land and resources.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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