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Assailants kill eight worshippers in Sudan’s Darfur

24 May 2016 7:49

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Gunmen have killed eight people from a Sudanese ethnic minority group and injured five others as they were praying in a mosque in the country’s war-torn Darfur region.

The incident occurred on Sunday evening at a mosque in the village of Arzini in West Darfur state and the victims were from Sudan’s Masalit minority, according to a Sudanese medical source speaking on condition of anonymity.

“There are eight bodies in the mortuary,” the source said, adding “all have been killed by bullets to the head or chest.”

Two children were among the villagers wounded in the assault, he noted.

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