U.N. confirms 17 deaths in Sudan’s Darfur violence

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The United Nations says 17 people were killed with over 100 houses burnt in Deleij village in the Darfur region of Sudan earlier this week.

United Nations-African Union Mission (UNAMID) also said 15 people were injured in the violence which “occurred during heated clashes between nomads and residents apparently angered by the increase in commodity prices at the local market”.

Opposition medics said “Janjaweed militias” fired live ammunition at civilians on Monday at a market in Deleij, Central Darfur, killing 11 people and wounding 20 others.

The Janjaweed are Arab militias who have been accused of committing atrocities in Darfur, during a civil conflict that started in 2003.

According to U.N. estimates, up to 300,000 people have been killed in the conflict with millions of others displaced.

 




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