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Clashes in Darfur displaced camp kill 14: Sudan media

AFP  |  Khartoum 

Fourteen people have been killed during clashes in a camp for displaced in Sudan's conflict-hit region of Darfur, the official agency has reported.

The clashes occurred on Saturday in South Darfur's camp Kalma, one of the biggest facilities housing thousands of people displaced by the war in the region.

"Fourteen people have been killed in clashes inside the day before yesterday," South Darfur's said on Monday, quoted by

He did not say what triggered the violence or reveal details about the groups that clashed, but said the camp has "lot of weapons and groups that disturb the state's security".

He said also had many rebels from the Liberation Army-Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW) group, one of the groups fighting with Khartoum's forces for years in the region.

The conflict in erupted in 2003 when black ethnic rebels took up arms against the Arab-dominated government of now ousted Omar al-Bashir, accusing it of marginalising the region economically and politically.

cracked down on rebels and since then insurgent groups have fragmented, with fighting punctuated by periods of relative calm.

restricts international to Darfur, an area about the size of France, so it is not possible to independently verify the details of fighting there.

In recent years the level of violence has significantly dropped across Darfur, with insisting the conflict has ended in the region.

The says about 3,00,000 people have been killed in since 2003 and another 2.5 million people displaced.

Tens of thousands of people continue to live in sprawling camps like Kalma.

is wanted by the Hague-based for alleged war crimes and genocide charges in He denies the charges.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 02:40 IST
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