SUDAN WATCH: 29 dead in attack on Darfur's Aro Sharow camp

Thursday, September 29, 2005

29 dead in attack on Darfur's Aro Sharow camp

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that according to initial reports the Aro Sharow camp was attacked by 250-300 "armed Arab men on horses and camels" late on Wednesday Sep 28.

Twenty-nine people were reported to have been killed in an unprecedented attack on a refugee camp in the north-west of Darfur, the UN said on Thursday Sep 29.

Another 10 people were reported to have been seriously wounded and the nearby village of Gosmeina was also reportedly attacked and burnt, the agency said. The death toll referred only to camp dwellers.

Full report 29 Sep 2005 Reuters, Geneva.

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