More than 20 people have been killed and several others injured after shells hit a market in a suburb of Sudan’s capital Khartoum.
Sudan’s Emergency Lawyers, a non-governmental group, said in a statement on Sunday that the crowded market in Omdurman was hit after an intense exchange of fire between the Sudan army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, RSF.
A statement from the committee for pro-democracy lawyers said the shells hit the market in Omdurman during an intense exchange of fire between the two sides.
“More than 20 civilians have been killed and others have been wounded,” said the statement, which was sent to AFP. The committee keeps track of rights violations during the conflict and its civilian victims.”
A medical source told newsmen that the shelling killed 15 people in the Al-Thawra neighborhood of Omdurman while the lawyers condemned the two warring sides for continued fighting in populated areas and called for a ceasefire.
The clashes continue in the capital and in other cities in Darfur and the Kordofan region, amid talks between the rival forces in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.