3 killed in militia attack on passenger vehicle, C Darfur

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SARAF MAGEN (19 Mar.) - Sixteen pro-government militiamen opened fire on a passenger vehicle in Sudan’s Central Darfur killing three people, including the car’s owner. Another three persons were injured, and one of them was taken to a hospital.

The vehicle was traveling from Foro Burunga to Nyala and was assaulted in Saraf Magen, 35km east of Mukjar city, on Monday at 5:00pm.

An onlooker told Radio Dabanga the 16 militias were riding camels and could not carjack the Land Cruiser vehicle as its tires were punctured in the attack.

Jeddou Idriss, the car owner, a woman and a third passenger were shot dead. Travelers Osman Idris Al Nour and Khadija Haroun Abdulla were slightly wounded.

The driver Bireima Zakaria Khater sustained a broken leg and was taken to a hospital in Mukjar.