At least 20 people have died and 22 others were injured by an attack by unidentified armed men on a community of farmers and ranchers in the Darfur region of Sudan.
The attackers were identified as a group of armed men who rode horses and camels into the city of Aboudos (90 kilometers south of Nyala, capital of the state of South Darfur) on Friday evening, where they opened fire indiscriminately. The population has the mayor of the region, Ahmed Nimer, informed.
According to Nimer, the attackers had recently settled in the region and wanted residents to leave the area so they could farm the country themselves.
Nimer has reported that government troops camping in the region have withdrawn shortly before the attack and have not intervened to help the local population.