6 killed, 12 injured in Darfur unrest
17 August 2012, 11:05
Khartoum - Six people were killed and 12 injured in
fresh unrest in Sudan's troubled western Darfur region, state news
agency SUNA said on Thursday.
The six died during three days of
clashes between residents of the town of Mellit in North Darfur. The
police and army had restored order, it said, without giving more
Mainly non-Arab rebels took up arms in Darfur in 2003,
complaining the central government in Khartoum had neglected the remote
Violence has since subsided from its peak, but
law and order has collapsed in many parts of the vast territory and
clashes have continued to erupt between rebels and government forces.
violence comes two weeks after four people were killed and six injured
when gunmen looted several places and clashed with government forces in
another part of North Darfur, according to state media.
government signed a Qatar-brokered peace deal with small Darfur rebel
groups a year ago but the main rebel groups have refused to join.
International Criminal Court has indicted Sudanese President Omar
al-Bashir and issued an arrest warrant for Defence Minister Abdel Raheem
Muhammad Hussein for war crimes in Darfur.