(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KHARTOUM, May 21 (KUNA) -- At least one woman was killed and 14 people, mainly displaced people, were wounded in clashes between military forces and refugees at a camp in Sudan's western Darfur province, a police official said.
The clashes in Khams Daqaeq camp in central Darfur took place between Sudanese rapid intervention forces and the camp residents left five personnel injured and nine people wounded, Colonel Khaled Belal, police commander in the area said in a press statement, a copy of which obtained by KUNA.
He pointed out that the standoff erupted when six military vehicles lost their way and entered the camp, which provoked the camp inhabitants who blocked their way.
The gathering of people around the forces prodded some soldiers to open fire to disperse the crowds, he added, noting that one of the bullets hit a female resident of the camp which complicated the incident.
He noted that woman was rushed to the hospital where she breathed their last.
But disgruntled campers clashed with the forces and later staged a protest in front of a government building there to call for bringing those who opened fire to justice.
For its part, the local authorities ordered the arrest of the relevant forces as a prelude to take action against them. (end) mmm.ibi