A displaced man and his wife were shot dead by gunmen in a village near the Central Darfur capital of Zalingei this weekend.

El Shafee Abdallah, coordinator of the Central Darfur displacement camps, told Radio Dabanga that a group of gunmen stormed Kombo Dei, 4 km west of Zalingei, on Saturday night.

“They shot around them. Adam Abdelkarim and his wife Khadeeja Ahmed were fatally hit. Their daughter Maryam was wounded,” he said.

“After they robbed the villagers of their belongings and their donkey carts, they set fire to the houses.”

Abdallah explained that Kombo Dei is home to a number of displaced people from neighbouring Hasahisa camp, who returned to the village to cultivate their farms.

He said the incident was reported to the police of Zalingei.

Similar attacks occurred in villages in North and South Darfur in late Jul