“Shells hit houses, a mosque and a medical center” in Al-Shabrab district in northern Khartoum, a militia spokesman said.
At least 10 civilians were killed and 11 others were wounded in the attack launched today by paramilitaries in a district of Khartoum, as reported by the Agence France-Presse (AFP), citing the Sudanese militia.
“Shells hit houses, a mosque and a medical center” in the Al Sharab neighborhood in northern Khartoum, a militia spokesman told AFP by telephone. “Ten civilians were killed and 11 others were injured by the strikes of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF)”, he explained.
About 7,500 people have been killed since the war for power in Sudan erupted on April 15 between General Mohamed Hamdan Daghlo’s security forces and the armed forces under General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the de facto head of state after a 2021 coup, according to with the most recent assessment of the non-governmental organization ACLED.
The actual toll of the conflict’s victims is believed to be much higher, as many areas of the country are completely cut off from the rest of the world, while both camps refuse to disclose their losses.
More than 5 million people are estimated to have been forced from their homes by the civil war, which has worsened the humanitarian crisis in the country – one of the poorest in the world, where cholera and dengue fever are rampant.
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