Sudan security forces break up W.Darfur demo: sources

A Sudanese girl walks past a truck carrying leaving soldiers following a visit by President Omar al-Bashir in the West Darfur state capital of El Geneina on July 24, 2008Sudanese security forces in West Darfur’s state capital on Sunday dispersed protesters who had gathered outside government buildings, with rebels claiming four demonstrators were killed but officials saying there had been no casualties. The unrest began after a group of people rallied outside the West Darfur government secretariat in Geneina, both government and rebel sources said. “Security services supported by tribal militia opened fire on civilians protesting at the buildings of the secretariat of the West Darfur state government,” leading to the deaths of four protesters and wounding others, the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) said in a statement.

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