Looting and shooting continues in Kadugli town in Sudan

Gunfire and looting have been reported in Kadugli town in Southern Kordofan State in Sudan where hundreds of people have fled clashes between elements of the Sudan People's Liberation Army and the Sudanese Armed Forces.
UN peacekeepers in Sudan

UN peacekeepers in Sudan

The situation is said to be extremely tense in the town where United Nations peacekeepers have reinforced their military presence.

UN spokesman in New York, Martin Nesirky, says that a humanitarian assessment mission on Thursday is expected to evaluate the needs of the displaced people.

"While shooting and looting is still going on in Kadugli, the population has left the town in large numbers. To date there is no confirmed numbers of people who have been displaced by the violence, but up to 3,000 people are now gathered near the UN Mission compound outside of Kadugli town. The UN Mission had pre-positioned safe areas for nearly 1,500."

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