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Gunmen storm police detention centre, free 4 prisoners in N. Darfur

June 4, 2016 (EL-FASHER) – An unknown armed group has stormed a police detention centre and freed the prisoners in the locality of Saraf Umra, 258 km west of North Darfur capital, El-Fasher.

Members of the Indonesian peacekeeping force from the UNAMID stand guard at ZamZam camp for internally displaced people in Al Fasher, northern Darfur April 13, 2010. (Reuters)
Members of the Indonesian peacekeeping force from the UNAMID stand guard at ZamZam camp for internally displaced people in Al Fasher, northern Darfur April 13, 2010. (Reuters)
Reliable source told Sudan Tribune that gunmen on a four-wheel drive vehicle broke into the detention centre and freed several prisoners in various counts.

Commissioner of Saraf Umra Abdalla Hamdan Mohamed Bilal told Sudan Tribune Saturday that a number of people were arrested in a kidnapping case involving a disputed marriage issue and were waiting to be transferred to the family court in El-Fasher.

He added that the attack against the detention centre occurred at 2:00 am. (local time) on Friday, stressing that four out of seven detainees have been freed by the gunmen.
The commissioner pointed that not one among those who fled the detention centre was accused in a murder or a serious case.

Gunmen riding camels last week shot dead a security officer during a pursuit of fleeing cattle raiders outside Tawilla locality, 30 km west of El-Fasher.

Also, last month, gunmen abducted a tribal leader and his two companions and took them to an unknown destination while they were heading from Saraf Umra to the locality of Karnoi, north west of El-Fasher.

(ST)