Aerial bombings kill 'at least 4' in Mellit, N Darfur

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At least four people were confirmed to have been killed in air strikes by the Sudan Air Force near Mellit in North Darfur. The shelling hit a crowded water source on Friday afternoon.

Sources speaking to Radio Dabanga said the village of Umm Ajaja, located 20 kilometers west of Mellit, was hit at 12:00pm. Besides the four fatal victims, several others were wounded and a number of livestock were killed when the Antonov shelled a busy water source.

The deceased are the Sheikh of the Umm Goz village Abdul Rahman, a woman, a child, and Mohiuddin Omar Zaki, member of the Popular Defense Forces.

Onlookers told Radio Dabanga that another three areas in the vicinity were targeted by bombings on the same day. They believe the attack left more civilians dead and injured, but the exact number of casualties is not yet known.

The commissioner of Mellit, along with the local security committee and relatives of the victims, traveled to the bombed areas in four cars on a fact finding mission and to provide assistance to the wounded.

Sources believe the results of the mission will be presented in a report to the Governor of North Darfur Osman Kibir.