4 killed in West Darfur in alleged cross-border attack from Chad
Unknown perpetrators attacked herders near Seleia
Four Sudanese were killed at dawn on Sunday, December 31, in the Seleia area of Jebel Moon Locality, after they were shot by gunmen who fled into Chadian territory, according to the acting governor of West Darfur State, Al-Tijani Karshoum.
Karshoum told Darfur 24 that armed gunmen opened fire on Sudanese shepherds who were sleeping east of the Seleia area in Jebel Moon locality, 75 km north of El Geneina, the state capital. He said, “the perpetrators were able to escape and cross into Chadian territory, and Sudanese forces were sent after them.”
Although the report could not be independently verified, the governor’s rhetoric points to a potential escalation between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which control West Darfur State, and groups on the other side of the border in Chad.
A recent Reuters investigation implicated Karshoum in the mass killings of ethnic Masalit in West Darfur last year. Witnesses saw Karshoum on several occasions with Arab militias in May and June. During that t…