Sudan: 7 killed as rival Blue Nile tribes clash again

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Seven people were killed in renewed violence between rival tribes in Sudan’s Blue Nile region despite efforts to reconcile them and pledges to promote peaceful coexistence.

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In mid-July, at least 105 people were killed and thousands displaced in fighting over land between the Hausa and Funj tribes as unrest spread to other states.

The clashes sparked in the three localities of Gaissan, Roseiris, and Wad Al-Mahi, following the murder of one person during an argument between two people from the two tribal groups.

The violence began as a government commission began returning hundreds of families to their homes abandoned during the bloody conflict last July.

The clashes renewed in Gaissan Sharq and the Taibah Islamic Complex without clear reasons and killed 7 dead and 23 wounded,” said the regional security committee

The committee reimposed a curfew in the cities of Ad Damazin and Roseiris from 08.00 pm until 05.00 am, and prohibited gatherings.

Also, a decision was taken to establish an investigation committee to find out the specific reasons that led to the violence and to establish the truth.

The security and military services and the Public Prosecution will take part in this body.

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