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Banditry in war-torn Darfur creates new security threat: UN

Bandits are exacerbating the fragile situation in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region, threatening people’s access to much-needed humanitarian supplies, the United Nations warned.Bandits are not only stealing food and other items from people along main supply routes in the region, but they had resorted to murder, “killing truck drivers bringing food to the people,” UN envoy to Sudan Jan Pronk said. “It is extremely serious,” Pronk told a press conference in Khartoum. Pronk referred to a recent incident three kilometers (1.8 miles) outside Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state, in which bandits attacked a loaded bus, killed four people and robbed passengers.Full Story

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