Ethnic Clashes in Sudan's Darfur region ; Death toll rises to 155

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The Sudanese government said that the tense in the country's Darfur region has been calmed. The region has been facing incidents of ethnic violence.

 At least 155 people have been killed and thousands displaced by three days of ethnic violence.

Mohammed Abdullah al-Duma, a tribal leader and regional official, said tens of thousands of civilians had been displaced by the conflict in Darfur.

The transitional government in the capital, Khartoum, has sent a national army to a remote area after the United Nations and African Union peacekeepers said they feared more bloodshed in the area.

At least 100 people were killed and dozens more injured in violence in the West Darfur capital, El Jenin, on Saturday, Governor Abdullah al-Duma said. He said that more than 130 people were injured in the incident.

A statewide ban has been imposed on troops from Khartoum and other states to establish security in West Darfur. There have been no clashes in the area since Sunday, but there have been reports of looting.

Publish : 2021-01-20 14:30:00

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