14 August 2012

Sudanese Central Reserve Forces Attack Zam Zam Camp Market

Zam Zam Camp — Forces from the Sudanese Central Reserve Forces (Aboutirh) looted on Monday evening a market at the Zam Zam IDP camp, North Darfur.

Several people are injured.

One of the victims told Radio Dabanga that Aboutirh elements, supported by pro-government militia, were driving three vehicles and intensively fired in the air before surrounding the Mazalat market in West Zam Zam. They closed all entrances and exits of the market and attacked everyone left inside.

Shops were looted, displaced persons and merchants were kicked and punched on the face and hit with Kalashnikovs. In addition, personal belongings and an estimated amount of 10 thousand Sudanese pounds were stolen. Several people are injured to different degrees. Omda Abdul Majid Aldi Ahmed and Isa Imam Wadi, a restaurant owner, are critically injured.

Displaced persons and merchants fear new attacks at the market. It is customary that Aboutirh troops loot markets towards the end of Ramadan when markets are busy and people carry larger amounts of money. They call on UNAMID and authorities to protect them and their properties.

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