Shelling ‘kills 3, injures 15’ in market near Nyala, S. Darfur

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NYALA (21 Feb.) - Three people were killed and at least 15 were injured after an Antonov aircraft shelled a weekly market in Ungdeito, near Nyala in South Darfur on Thursday.

Eyewitnesses speaking to Radio Dabanga said this market, located about 15km south of Nyala, attracts villagers from the whole area.

They said the injured were taken to a hospital in South Darfur’s capital and urged the government to stop bombing civilian areas like markets and villages.

Adam Saleh, military spokesman of the Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM), told Radio Dabanga that ears south of Nyala were bombed on Wednesday and Thursday.

He said the citizen Ismail Abdullah Abdelrahman was killed as a result, and the girl Noahir Mohamed Bashir, 11, was injured. Several livestock were also killed.

The affected areas, he claims, are Umm Gona, Muhaijir Tunu and Umm Arala.

According to Saleh, the government is attacking civilian areas such as water resources and main roads.

He appealed to the UN to take responsibility in protecting civilians and establish no-fly zones over Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan.