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22 Jan 2020 | 12:04 PM UTC

Sudan: Attack in Abyei Area leaves 32 dead, 24 wounded January 22

Tribal attack in Abyei Area leaves 32 dead and 24 wounded January 22; similar attacks possible over the near term

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Event

Suspected Misseriya herders attacked a village in the disputed Abyei Area on Wednesday, January 22, killing at least 32 people and wounding 24 others. The attack took place at around 07:00 (local time), when tribesmen stormed the village of Kolom near Abyei town. The attackers reportedly burned down 20 houses and abducted at least 15 people in the attack.

A heightened security presence is expected in the vicinity of the incident. Similar attacks are possible in Abyei Area over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the vicinity of the attack, remain vigilant for potential militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.