6 December 2012

Sudan: 'Boy Injured, 700 Cattle Stolen' in Gereida

Gereida — An attack carried out by pro-government militias in the city of Gereida, South Darfur, left one boy critically injured, local witnesses told Radio Dabanga.

The boy Saber Hashim was reportedly hurt after the perpetrators, riding horses and camels, stormed Gereida's neighborhoods of Saadoum, Al-Rahman east and west, and Wahaya Al-Wadi at 6pm on Wednesday, 5 December.

According to eye-witnesses, militiamen fired several shots in the air, wounding the boy.

Afterwards, sources continued, the perpetrators looted 700 heads of cattle that were being brought back to Gereida after grazing outside the town.

The assaults allegedly occurred in front of the police and armed forces, sources asserted, expressing their discontent and anger that the perpetrators were not chased or arrested.

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