14 killed in Darfur camp clashes

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Fourteen people have been killed during clashes in a camp for displaced people in Sudan’s conflict-wracked Darfur region, the official SUNA news agency said on Monday.

The violence erupted on Saturday in South Darfur’s Kalma camp, one of the biggest facilities housing thousands of people displaced by war.

“Fourteen people have been killed in clashes inside camp Kalma the day before yesterday,” South Darfur’s acting governor General Hashim Khalid said, quoted by SUNA.

He did not say what triggered the violence or reveal details about the groups that clashed, but said the camp has “lot of weapons and groups that disturb the state’s security”.

He further added that camp Kalma had many rebels from the Sudan Liberation Army-Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW), one of the groups fighting with Khartoum for years.

The United Nations says about 300,000 people have been killed in Darfur since 2003 and another 2.5 million people displaced.