Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

27 November 2012

Sudan: Militants Allegedly Kill Two and Rape Three

Gereida — Two displaced persons were killed and another four injured when an alleged pro-government militia opened fire on them in the village of Kobe at approximately four kilometers from Gereida in South Darfur on Monday morning, November 26, sources told Radio Dabanga.

In addition, the militants reportedly raped three girls, after killing and injuring a group of displaced persons. Witnesses, who fled the scene, described the militia as 'loyal to the government' and added that the group consisted of about 18 gunmen on camels and horses.

The militants crossed the group of displaced persons, who were working at their farms in the village of Kobe near to Gereida, and randomly opened fire on the displaced without any warning.

The witnesses explained that the random firing resulted in the death of Omer Abdel Kareem and Ali Abdel Kareem, both residents of Sabi camp. Additionally, the firing resulted in the injuring of Mariam Dawood Hamad, Haleema Dawood Hamad, Abdullah Abdel Kareem and Nimeiri Abdel Kareem from Gigi camp.

Three girls raped

They added that the gunmen raped three girls between 18 and 25 years old, after randomly shooting at the group of displaced. The witnesses told Radio Dabanga that the incident caused fear and panic among the displaced women and explained that both the police and UNAMID were informed about the incident.

The injured victims were taken to Gereida hospital for treatment and the fatal victims' bodies were buried at the cemetery of Sabi camp in Gereida.

The displaced from camps in Gereida appealed to the local and state authorities as well as UNAMID to urgently provide protection for the displaced and to put an end to all attacks, a displaced person added to Radio Dabanga from Gereida.

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