Khartoum: At least seven people were killed and 13 injured in renewed tribal clashes in Sudan’s South Darfur state, Sudan tribune reported.
“Clashes broke out on Thursday between Falata and Al-Salamat tribes at Buram locality, 90 km south of Nyala, capital of South Darfur State,” Xinhua news agency quoted the report as saying.
“An armed group from Falata tribe attacked Al-Salamat tribe’s area of Amoud Aradaib in Buram locality, which resulted in the killing of seven people and injuring of 13 others,” Musa Al-Bashir Musa, deputy chairman of the Shura (consultation) council of Al-Salamat tribe, said.
He added that the number of the victims is expected to rise as the clashes were still continuing.
Sudan tribune quoted Abdalla Mohamed Arsho, chairman of the Shura council of Falata tribe, as saying: “these new clashes are the result of previous bitterness and continued tensions.”
Similar clashes took place between the two tribes last March, leaving over 67 dead and hundreds injured from both sides.
The tribal conflict in Sudan’s Darfur constitutes is a nagging concern for the Darfur people, where all official and people’s efforts have failed so far to end the phenomenon which has greatly affected the social fabric and peaceful co-existence of the region’ s groups.
There were many reasons behind the increasing violence in Darfur, including the security disorder and the armed movements which facilitate for the tribes to easily obtain weapons, besides the absence of authority in some parts of the region.