Posted at: 11/19/2013 6:35 AM
Sudan media: At least 30 killed in clashes in west
(AP) KHARTOUM, Sudan - A Sudanese news agency says clashes between herdsmen from two Arab tribes in the western Darfur region have left at least 30 people dead.
The semi-official Sudan Media Center said Tuesday that the fighting took place last week in Abu Dukhin, a locality in Central Darfur State. It said security has been restored, and officials have visited the area to defuse the tension.
Tribal clashes in these areas usually stem from disputes over grazing and farming rights.
The African Union-United Nations peace keeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) issued a statement Monday saying it has facilitated the travel of the government delegation to the region on Sunday. It confirmed that the area was calm.
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