Friday, 30 July 2010

Three killed in an IDP camp in west Darfur

The UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon's office issued a statement saying that the Secretary General is “concerned about the situation in Kalma camp between internally displaced persons (IDPs) supporting the Darfur Peace Process,” and encouraged all concerned to “address their differences through political dialogue and to refrain from any action that could incite violence.” The statement was issued shortly after news that three people had been killed in an IDP camp in west Darfur during a conflict between several rebel groups.

A UN spokesperson, Martin Nesirky, said that the UN has received information from the African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) about the death of three individuals who were thought to be "close" to the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM).

LJM has recently signed an agreement with the Sudanese government in an attempt to quell the conflict that has been raging in Darfur since 2003. The three victims were gunned down during a confrontation, at the Hamadiya IDP camp, between supporters of LJM and supporters of the Sudan Liberation Army-Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW), a rebel movement opposed to peace negotiations with the government.

The Sudanese police have arrested four suspects involved in the conflict. UNAMID is expected to assist the police with the official investigation and will be “closely monitoring the aftermath."

Source: Focus Infromation Agency

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