Scores killed and wounded, 7 villages burned as clashes between herdsmen and farmers intensify in South Darfur
Nyala, December 24(Darfur24)A community leader responsible for receiving the bodies and wounded people from the incident of Beliel villages at the Nyala Teaching Hospital in South Darfur, Muhammad Yusuf Abu Bakr, said that the death toll from tribal confrontations rose to 12, after the arrival of 6 other dead bodies today, Saturday, while the state security committee said that the death toll reached 7.
However, Darfur 24 learned that the number of villages that were completely burned reached 9 villages, and their residents were displaced.
Armed confrontations erupted between herdsmen and local residents in several areas east of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, against the background of the killing of one person and the wounding of another at the hands of a herders last Wednesday.
The State Security Committee said last night in a statement that it had sent joint government forces to separate the conflicting parties, while gunfire was heard at dawn today, but sources confirmed to Darfur 24 that the gunshots were fired by government forces for the purpose of securing the area and imposing State’s prestige .