Lives lost in Sudan tribal clash


Clashes between two tribes in Sudan’s Kassala killed three people and wounded 79, the state’s acting governor said.

Violence between the Beni Amer and Nuba ethnic groups, which flared in the past, reignited and escalated on Friday when houses were set ablaze, Brigade Mahmoud Baker Homd said in a statement.

It was not immediately clear what caused the clash.

Violence between the Beni Amer and Nuba was reported in Port Sudan in January by a local doctors’ group that said eight people were killed and dozens injured.

The groups made peace in September 2019 after Sudan’s top military commander, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo threatened to expel both tribes if they did not commit to reconciliation.