Attacks in Abyei (Sudan) injured three civilians and killed two others.

Attack in Sudan. U.N. chief condemns deadly attack Attack in Sudan. U.N. chief condemns deadly attack United Nations

27 November 2015
Two killed and three injured after seven shells target three locations in Abyei (Sudan).

On  November 26th, seven shells targeted three locations in the border region of Sudan and South Sudan. The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) reports one shell struck a primary school, another destroyed a compound of the ethnic group Ngok Dinka and five shells targeted the home of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief. The attacks injured three civilians and killed a military officer as well as a four-year old child. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The United Nations (UN) condemned the attack and urged the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan to support UNISFA in investigating these attacks.

Sudan and South Sudan have contested the ownership of the Abyei since South Sudan’s secession from Sudan in 2011. The split caused tension and conflict between the Arab Misseriya and the Ngok Dinka communities. As a result, several parties— including the Special Envoy of the Secretary General for Sudan and South Sudan, the Government of Ethiopia, and UNISFA— have provided security forces to protect civilians and promote peace between the two countries.


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