33 killed in tribal violence in Sudan close to the Ethiopian border.
33 people were killed in confrontations between rival tribes in Sudan close to the Ethiopian border.
KHARTOUM: At least 33 people have been murdered in ongoing skirmishes between two tribes in Sudan’s Blue Nile State, according to authorities, while dozens of families were reportedly fleeing the carnage on Saturday.
Since the violence broke out on Monday over a land dispute between the Berti and Hawsa tribes, at least 108 additional people have been injured and 16 stores have been set on fire, according to a health ministry statement.
Agar did not provide a breakdown of casualties but stated that mediators were urgently required to deescalate the violence.
Soldiers were sent in to quell the commotion, and starting on Saturday, the government enforced a nighttime curfew.