One killed, two brothers maimed by grenade in East Darfur

from Radio Dabanga
Published on 29 Aug 2013 View Original

ADILLA (29 Aug.) - One young man was killed and two brothers maimed on Thursday when a grenade they found in East Darfur exploded.

A relative of the deceased told Radio Dabanga that Mohamed Ahmed Al Hadi was killed outright. Brothers Daw Al Naim and Ibrahim Al Sadik Ahmed were both seriously injured in the explosion. They reportedly both lost their hands and feet.

The relative said that the incident occurred about 3km west of Adilla. “The men were on their way home after tending their farm when they found the grenade. We suspect it was left over from the recent tribal clashes in the area. When Mohamed picked it up, it went off.”

The injured brothers were rushed to hospital in Adilla for treatment.

After more than a decade of hostilities, Darfur is littered with the debris of war, which includes unexploded ordnance (UXO).

Community, camp, and youth leaders have repeated their appeal to both adults and children not to touch such objects, but to mark their position and notify the police, Unamid or their camp authorities.