16 Sudanese killed by Ethiopian gangs in El-Gadaref state: minister

Sudan Tribune
Published on October 28, 2015

Former chief of staff of the Sudanese army and current interior minister Esmat Abdel-Rahman (SUNA)  Source :Sudan Tribune
Former chief of staff of the Sudanese army and current interior minister Esmat Abdel-Rahman (SUNA)
Source :Sudan Tribune

(KHARTOUM) – Around 16 Sudanese people have been killed in an attack by Ethiopian armed groups on the joint border, a Sudanese official said on Wednesday.

Repeated clashes have been erupted on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border between the ’’Shifta’’ Ethiopian armed groups and the local Sudanese farmers during the recent weeks.

Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to settle their border disputes last year, but the agreement has not been implemented.

Also the two countries agreed to deploy joint border patrols to combat the outlaws, human trafficking and the other criminals on the common borders.

Sudanese minister of interior Abdel-Rahman Wednesday said that at least 16 Sudanese farmers have been killed and other 12 people injured in clashes with some Ethiopian armed groups in the border state of El-Gadaref.

Abdel Rahman told the Sudanese parliament in a hearing session on Tuesday that the Ethiopian armed groups have attacked the Sudanese border forces and the farmers in the areas of ’’Fashaga’’, ’’Algalabat’’, ’’Giraisha’’ and Sanda in El-Gadaref.

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