Five people have been killed and 13 injured in tribal clashes in the eastern city of Port Sudan, according to an announcement by the authorities in the East African country.
Five people have been killed and 13 injured in tribal clashes in the eastern city of Port Sudan, authorities in the East African country have announced. A statement issued by the Red Sea State Security Committee deplores « unfortunate events » between citizens in the Deem Al-Nur neighbourhood of Port Sudan.
While no details were provided on the origin of the tribal clashes or the parties involved in the conflict, the government said the security committee was still in permanent session to review the course of events and take the necessary measures to preserve the safety and security of citizens, saying it would not tolerate the actions of outlaws.
This is the second clash with tribal overtones in less than a year. Last October, tribal clashes in the towns of Port Sudan and Suakin left 12 people dead and 100 injured. This forced the Sudanese government to impose a three-day state of emergency in the Red Sea state.
Earlier in the year, in August to be precise, around 30 people were killed and 100 injured in tribal clashes in Port Sudan. This is proof that such clashes are recurrent in the country.