Six people have been killed in three days of unrest in Sudan's Darfur region, a local official said on Monday, as a joint UN -African Union peacekeeping mission to the area urged the government to contain and investigate the violence.
UNAMID said tensions had developed after an unidentified group attacked the village of Mouli on January 9, displacing large numbers of
residents to the town of El Geneina, where they protested the next day at the governor's office, leading to the closure of local businesses and schools.
"(UNAMID) has been receiving reports of continuous unrest and sporadic firing across El Geneina and in Mouli with an undetermined number of casualties. UNAMID calls on the government authorities to exert their utmost efforts to contain the situation and investigate the incidents," it said in a statement.