2 December 2012

Sudan: Gunmen Allegedly Kill Merchant in Kabkabiya

Kabkabiya — Militants reportedly killed a merchant and injured five others, among them a police officer, in Kabkabiya, North Darfur on Sunday 2 December.

A witness informed Radio Dabanga that gunmen attacked Abaker Suleiman Haroun, known as Sumeet, at approximately 9 o'clock on Sunday morning. According to the witness, the militants opened fire on Sumeet when he got out of his car in front of his shop. The merchant was reportedly injured in his mouth and shoulders by the attack.

It was added that policemen and residents tracked down the alleged perpetrators, while they were on their way to El-Shati' district through Wadi Borgo, south of Kabkabiya.

Militant killed in clashes with police

The residents and policemen reportedly clashed with the perpetrators. The witness told Radio Dabanga that the clashes resulted in the death of a militant and the injuring of 4 residents and a policeman.

Moreover, the witness stated that Abkar Sumeet, one of Kabkabiya's top merchants, was medevaced by UNAMID, along with two other victims, to El-Fasher for treatment. The merchant died as a result of his injuries.

The witness claimed that shops, schools and banks have closed their doors on Sunday morning.

A source informed Radio Dabanga that residents gathered in front of the hospital in Kabkabiya to condemn the incident and to demand safety and security as well as to put an end to the violations committed by 'pro-government militiamen'.

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