Gunmen have attacked and burned a camp for displaced people in Sudan’s Darfur region, peacekeepers said on Monday, adding to an upsurge of suspected militia violence which has wreaked havoc.

The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has reported a series of attacks on villages in the region this month, but the Khor Abeche camp in South Darfur, assaulted on Saturday, was an unusual target.

Recent unrest and a soaring number of displaced has evoked comparisons with the early stages of war in Darfur, which captured the world’s attention more than a decade ago. […]