Tribal clashes kill at least 17, injure 30 in Sudan's Darfur

Arab World Materials 14 December 2015 03:07 (UTC +04:00)

At least 17 people were killed and around 30 others injured in bloody tribal clashes in Sudan's South Darfur State, Xinhua reported with the reference to Sudan Tribune.

"Violent clashes broke out between Rizeigat and Miseria tribes in South Darfur state which resulted in the killing of at least 17 people and injuring of around 30 others, some of them in serious conditions," the report said.

The main hospital in Nyala, the capital city of South Darfur state, has received people injured in the clashes which took place at Um Zi'aifa area of the state's Bilail locality, according to the report.

"The security authorities have sent military reinforcements to Bilail locality to prevent renewal of the clashes, particularly after the two tribes mobilized their fighters for a probable battle," the report added.

The two tribes have been disputing over land ownership and pastures. Local authorities previously held several reconciliation conferences between the two sides, but all agreements reached have not sustained.

During the past three years, clashes repeatedly erupted between the Rizeigat and Miseria tribes in East and South Darfur states, leaving dozens killed and injured.