UN condemns deadly violence in Sudan’s North Darfur.
UN condemns deadly violence , At least nine were killed and twenty injured in an attack on a
camp for internally displaced people, UNAMID says.
The joint United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has condemned
the violence in Sudan’s North Darfur province, including a deadly attack on a camp for internally
displaced people (IDPs).
In a statement on Tuesday, the peacekeeping mission expressed deep concern about the “violent incidents”
that erupted in the town of Kutum on July 12 and the attack by unidentified armed men the following day on the
Fata Borno IDP camp that left at least nine people dead and 20 wounded.
“It is regrettable that these incidents have taken place while the transitional government of Sudan and the armed movements are close to concluding negotiations expected to bring peace and stability …
to the Darfur region and the whole of Sudan,” UNAMID said.
Over the past week, unidentified gunmen have waged attacks in the war-scarred region on protesters staging sit-ins to demand better security and a civilian state government.
State governor positions in Sudan are held by military officers despite the overthrow last year of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in the face of mass protests.