3 December 2012

Sudan: Displaced Woman Killed, Father Critically Injured

Abu Suruj Camp — An armed group has been accused of killing a displaced woman and critically injuring her father on Saturday afternoon, 1 December, in the area of Abu Suruj camp, Sirba locality in West Darfur.

A witness recounted to Radio Dabanga that the armed group appeared on horses and attacked the displaced man Mohamed Rizig al-Hajj and his family in the area of Rajul El-Mur, near to Abu Suruj camp.

The attack reportedly took place Saturday afternoon when Rizig and several family members were working on their farm. The witness claimed that the militants attacked the farm with the purpose of raping Rizig's daughter. He said that the armed group opened fire on Rizig when he tried to resist and defend his daughter, injuring him severly in the neck and chest.

According to the witness, the man's daughter was shot dead on the spot when she refused to obey the gunmen's orders.

It was added to Radio Dabanga that the incident has been registered with the local police.Women

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