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Government militia accused of killing 2 IDPs in N. Darfur

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KUTUM (1 Aug .) - Al Taher Ismail, the sheikh of the Kassab camp in Kutum, North Darfur, told Radio Dabanga that government militia killed yesterday two Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) from the camp. The militia used 16 vehicles and motorcycles to carry out the attacks.

The IDPs Mohammedin Barbiqir and Adam Ali were killed and Mohammed Abdul Sammat was injured. The sheikh informed that the militia was still surrounding the camp last night.

One of the residents from Kutum told Radio Dabanga that a government militia killed the commissioner of Alwaha locality, Abdel Rahman Mohammed Isser and his driver. They took his vehicle and fled.

According to sources, similar incidents happened in Kutum last month, in which three cars were stolen. One of the cars belonged to the Alwaha locality, the other to UNAMID and the third to Kutum Hospital. The vehicles were stolen during daylight at gunpoint. Some people were killed and others managed to escape.