Woman in coma after attack by militia inside her N. Darfur home

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BIRKAT SEIRA (6 Mar.) - Three people were critically injured, including a woman who is now in coma, after attacks by pro-government militias in Birkat Seira, Saraf Omra locality, North Darfur, on Tuesday.

Militias invaded the home of Kaltoum Adam Ibrahim beating her whips and rifle butts, a source was quoted as saying to Radio Dabanga. Ibrahim was transferred to a hospital and has been in come since. In a second attack, gunmen opened fire on Bahr Idriss and Adam Mohamed, who were critically injured.

A fourth victim, Adam Ismail was kidnapped at gunpoint after militants stormed his house. Sources do not know where the hostage was taken to.

Witnesses are asking authorities to put a halt to abuses and excesses carried out by militias, adding the perpetrators must be brought to justice.

The motives of the attacks remain unclear.