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Darfur ICC suspect ‘badly injured’ in assassination attempt: official


July 7, 2013, (KHARTOUM) - The commercial shops at the grand market in Nyala, capital of South Darfur state, were shut down following news of an assassination attempt that targeted the notorious Janjaweed militia leader Ali Kushayb who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for allegedly committing crimes against humanity and war crimes in Sudan’s western region of Darfur.

Darfur militia commander Ali Kushayb

The governor of South Darfur state, Adam Mahmoud Jar al-Nabi, told the pro-government Ashorooq TV that an unknown person opened fire on Kushayb whom he identified as an "assistant at the Central Reserves Police" and one of his companions in Nyala yesterday.

He added that Kushayb was severely injured in his hands and receiving treatment at Nyala hospital.

The governor further pointed that the perpetrator was arrested by the police and remains in their custody and described the shooting as an isolated incident, saying that it might be motivated by personal reasons.

An eyewitness told Sudan Tribune said that Kushayb was inside a car repair shop along with his bodyguard who was killed in the shooting adding that people and merchants fled the market to their homes in fear of retaliation by the Janjaweed militia.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reported last month that Kushayb had recently led or participated in attacks which resulted in the killing of civilians in areas in central Darfur.

Sources asserted that today’s incident is an extension of events last week when the local government of South Darfur imposed a curfew in Nyala that starts from 7:30 pm to 7:00 am after deadly clashes erupted between members of security apparatus and a tribal militia which led to the death of five people.

The militia, which formed part of the Janjaweed, attacked the local headquarters of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) and buildings around it.

In a separate incident, a nineteen years old student was shot in the head and killed while 5 others were injured when National Services conscripts opened fire on students who were applying for university admission at the national service headquarters in Nyala.

An eyewitness said that a group of students who were lining in the application queue protested against favoritism when a student accompanied by an army officer completed his application process without following the queue.

Conscripts who were guarding the National Services headquarters fired live ammunition to silence the protesting students.

A senior official at the National Services in Nyala, who preferred to stay anonymous, said that bullets were mistakenly fired and the killing was unintentional.

In a separate context, the United Nations has said that lack of security and stability in Nyala threatens to disrupt the flow of the much needed humanitarian assistance, destabilize reconciliation efforts and derail progress towards greater economic and social development.

In a statement issued in Khartoum yesterday, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ali Al-Za’tari, expressed the sadness of the UN and its partners in Sudan over the killing in Nyala, South Darfur, of two Sudanese staff members from the humanitarian non-governmental organization, World Vision International.

According to the statement, a third World Vision staff member was also critically injured during the fighting between Government forces and an armed group.

“I urge the Sudanese Government to launch an investigation and bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice”, said Al- Za’tari.

South Darfur state has witnessed a near total security breakdown in recent months with recurrent incidents of looting, banditry and murder including from pro-government militias.


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  • 8 July 2013 08:09, by ForAll

    Necessity has no law

    • 8 July 2013 19:40, by chol

      Allah mean Satan.Don’t worship him you are going to Hell,But that your choice.
      Chol Y

      • 8 July 2013 20:56, by ForAll

        Try to bury your ignorance and arrogance and then behave as human being.
        SATAN believes in ALLAH but he hates to respect human beings and specially you and your group who are impolite and who worships foods, drinks and inhumane behaviors.
        Pls try to visit the hospitals for crazy and mad people so you may be treated.

        • 9 July 2013 00:33, by chol

          you are very evil man just follow Homo Albashit to Hell and the rest of his terrorist regime or mujahideen to Hell.
          Chol Y

          • 9 July 2013 06:55, by ForAll

            you better ask your family about HELL where you will be there with the devils of SATANs.
            SATAN has more respect to ALLAH than you.
            Arabic speaking Christians and Jews believe in ALLAH but YOU belong to Hindu and worshiping COWS.

            • 9 July 2013 07:02, by ForAll

              I am ready to pay you all the expenses to visit Darfur and/or TCHAD.

              • 9 July 2013 11:20, by chol

                No thanks I am not going to Hell.
                Chol Y

  • 8 July 2013 08:21, by ForAll

    The Rights of the Non-Combatants:
    Islam has first drawn a clear line of distinction between the combatants and the non-combatants of the enemy country. As far as the non-combatant population is concerned such as women, children, the old and the infirm, etc., the instructions of the Prophet are as follows: "Do not kill any old person, any child or any woman" (Abu Dawud).

  • 8 July 2013 08:44, by ForAll

    Ali Kushayb
    Let’s forget the past and work harder to unite our beloved DARFUR.
    Let’s bury the blind tribalism as every Darfurian family is mixed with other tribes.

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  • 8 July 2013 09:56, by ForAll

    Sahih International
    When the hypocrites come to you, [O Muhammad], they say, "We testify that you are the Messenger of Allah ." And Allah knows that you are His Messenger, and Allah testifies that the hypocrites are liars.

    • 8 July 2013 10:40, by Kalo

      For All,what are you talking about,that is good with the NCP regime,how can you arm the civilians with heavily artillery guns,it is good the dog bit the owner,no more talking let him die or alive,the tribal clashed will not stop,Wad alnuba.

  • 8 July 2013 11:00, by ForAll

    Dear brother Kalo
    Bear in mind that I love all Darfurians and even those who were/are brained washed. Including Ali Kushayb.
    I am an African-Darfurian who will not accept sending any African to ICC but yes to ICJ.
    Africans were ill-treated during colonization and I will not accept the new slavery that based on economical needs and technology transfer.

    • 8 July 2013 14:36, by Kalo

      For All,though you are from Darfur,what had happen in Darfur is not pleased to any one in global,to make the matters it was backed by NCP regime,therefore justice is the only option for those culprits,otherwise we should fear God,
      Wad Alnuba

      • 8 July 2013 15:50, by ForAll

        The great Darfurian SULTAN ALI DINAR was killed in his mother land the great Darfur by outsiders. Today the killers of great SULTAN are behind the "Divide & Rule" among Sudanese peoples and in particular the Darfurians.
        GOS and NCP are not aware; or they do not care; or they are busy with their self-centered system.

      • 8 July 2013 16:03, by ForAll

        But I agree with you that all suspected Sudanese citizens must first be send to a fair and unbiased national Sudanese court including Ali Kushayb.

        • 8 July 2013 16:19, by ForAll

          Darfurians were one big united family but SATANIC plans divided them. I am for the unity of Darfurian people and burying the blind tribalism.
          Darfurian Arabs were very happy when they marry women from Fur and Dajo.
          African women give all the respect and care for their husbands.
          That is why many men from Messeria married Nubian women.

  • 8 July 2013 13:52, by chol

    That terrorist shouldn’t get away he deserve to die just as he killed my innocents civilians.
    Chol Y

  • 9 July 2013 13:49, by chol

    What happen to fake soldier and Muhammad Ali 2?

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