There is no end to the horrors of the civil war in long-suffering Sudan

At least 87 people, including members of the Masalit tribe, were found buried in a mass grave in West Darfur as announced today by the United Nations human rights agency.

In fact, according to OHCHR, the service has reliable information that the Rapid Support Force (RSF) is responsible for this crime.

Local residents were forced to dispose of the bodies, including women and childrenin an open area near the western city of El Jenina between June 20-21, a UN statement said.

Some of the victims succumbed to their injuries during a wave of violence by the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces of Sudan and allied paramilitary forces in the days following the assassination of local governor Hamish Abakar, the statement said.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms the killing of civilians and I am further appalled by the callous and disrespectful manner in which the dead, along with their families and communities, have been treated,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said in a statement.

He called for an immediate thorough investigation.

It was not immediately clear how many of the dead were Masalites.

The ethnically motivated bloodshed has escalated in recent weeks in tandem with the war between rival military factions that broke out in April.