Sudan: Army, Militiamen Clash in Central Darfur Market

Um Dukhun — Two soldiers of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) were wounded when a firefight erupted with militiamen in Um Dukhun market in Central Darfur on Tuesday.

Witnesses from Um Dukhun told Radio Dabanga that the soldiers were involved in a joint operation with the combined forces collecting illegal weapons and ammunition.

A conflict erupted between the two sides for reasons that are still unclear, and they exchanged fire across the market. The two injured soldiers were taken to Um Dukhun Hospital.

A SAF lieutenant was wounded in a clash with unidentified gunmen, also in Um Dukhun locality on Sunday during a campaign of disarmament.

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