At least three people were killed and five others wounded in clashes between farmers and herders in Kereinik locality, West Darfur, today. More than 20 houses burned to the ground. Dozens of livestock were stolen.

The clashes started at about 2 o’clock this morning when herdsmen released their camels and cattle by force of arms at the farmlands in the area of Kangouk, east of Asirni, a farmer told Radio Dabanga from Asirni.

“A first fight erupted, in which two herders were killed, and another was injured. In response, militants among the herders gathered, and, riding on motorcycles, camels, and horses, attacked the village of Kangouk at 8 am. They ransacked the village and torched more than 20 houses,” he reported. “Two villagers were killed. Eight others, who sustained various injuries, had to be transferred to the military hospital of Aramta and the Royal Hospital of El Geneina. The attackers also seized almost all the livestock of the village.” […]