SUDAN WATCH: 2 students killed, 10 injured by riot police at Sudan's El Fasher University

Monday, September 04, 2006

2 students killed, 10 injured by riot police at Sudan's El Fasher University

Two students were killed on Sunday and more than 10 injured when Sudanese riot police broke up a discussion forum on achieving peace in Darfur at El Fasher University, IRIN reported today. Excerpt:
According to local observers, truckloads of armed forces surrounded the university and entered the grounds, using electric batons, tear gas and guns against the students. Dozens of students were reportedly injured and about 20 were detained.

On the same day, in an apparent show of force, a military procession of up to 50 vehicles carrying government special forces drove through El Fasher town. The vehicles proceeded to circle Abu Shouk camp for internally displaced persons on the town's outskirts with two Mi-24 helicopter gunships flying closely overhead.

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