Tribal clashes kill dozens near gold mine in Sudan's Darfur

By REUTERS
June 27, 2013 12:14

KHARTOUM - Fighting between two Arab tribes vying for control of a gold mine has killed dozens of people in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, a tribal leader and local media said on Thursday.

The clashes erupted on Wednesday, pitting the Bani Hussein against the Rizeigat, tribal groups which began fighting in January over the use of the gold mine near El Sireaf in North Darfur, Masar al-Duma Atim, a Bani Hussein leader, told Reuters.

"Between 40 and 50 people were killed in El Sireaf on Wednesday," he said. "They attacked us at 9 a.m.


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