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25 killed, 26 injured in tribal clashes in Sudan's West Kordofan

English.news.cn   2013-12-07 16:33:32            

KHARTOUM, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- At least 25 people were killed and 26 others injured on Friday in tribal clashes in Sudan's West Kordofan State, local Alyoum Altali daily reported Saturday.

"Twenty-five people were killed and 26 others injured Friday in clashes between Ma'liya and Hamar tribes in Um Dekon area of Qibaish locality in West Kordofan State," the report said.

"The incident took place due to a difference between a farmer and some herdsmen and then developed into a clash between the two tribes," the paper quoted Ahmed Ali Riziq, commissioner of Qibaish locality, as saying.

He went on to say that the clashes also resulted in the burning of some homes of local citizens.

He said the security committees at that state's Adila, Qibaish and Al-Udaiya localities have agreed to evacuate the two tribes from area and form joint committee to calm the situation and hold a reconciliation conference between the two tribes.

West Kordofan State includes most of Sudan's oil fields and bordered by the oil-rich area of Abyei which is still under dispute between Sudan and South Sudan.

Last July Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir issued a decree dividing South Kordofan region into South Kordofan and West Kordofan States.

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