At least three internally displaced persons (IDPs) were killed and nearly 30 wounded when Sudanese troops clashed with people protesting against a visit by President Omar Al-Bashir, the United Nations mission (UNAMID) said in a press release today.
According to the Reuters news agency, the clashes occurred at the Kalma camp in South Darfur as troops attempted to disperse protesters.
This was Mr Bashir’s first visit to the area since the war in Darfur broke out in 2003.
The Sudanese leader is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and genocide committed in the region.
His visit to Darfur is meant to show that progress has been made in resolving conflict in the region, Reuters reports.