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11 May 2020 | 05:25 AM UTC

Sudan: Multiple casualties reported following clashes in Kassala May 7-10

Sudan News Alert

Three killed and 79 injured in tribal clashes in Kassala (Kassala state) between May 7-10; further clashes possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/10/2020, 11:00 PM until 5/13/2020, 10:59 PM (Africa/Khartoum). COUNTRY/REGION Sudan

Event

On Sunday, May 10, Kassala state's acting governor Mahmoud Baker Homd issued a statement reporting that three people were killed and 79 others injured in clashes between two tribes in Kassala (Kassala state) which began on Thursday, May 7. The violence was a continuation of a long running tribal feud between members of the Beni Amer and Nuba ethnic groups. Houses were set ablaze in the unrest and at least 59 people have been arrested.

Further violent clashes are possible in Kassala in the near term.

Advice

Individual present in Sudan, particularly in Kassala, are advised to monitor local developments, maintain a high degree of situational awareness, and remain vigilant for potential clashes.

 

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