- The center for women in Kalma camp was burned in an attack by three gunmen. The raid on the center which is run by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) happened around two o’clock in the morning. It was reported that the attackers tried to set fire to the organization’s headquarters but vigilant residents were able to extinguish the fire.
Camp officials accused the Bileel security chief of plotting to cause damage and harm to the displaced people. They held him responsible for all attacks in and around the camp. They think the security chief of Bileel Municipality was behind the hiring of individuals to target displaced as well as international organizations in various IDP camps.
A camp official told Radio Dabanga that the attackers fled towards Bileel leaving behind anxiety and chaos among the displaced.
- A series of arrests of Darfuri activists in Egypt is reported by the Sudan Center for Contemporary Studies in Cairo. The center, which observes Sudanese activities in Egypt, said Egyptian security authorities continued for the second day to make arrests among Darfuri activists who live in Egypt as refugees. Sources told Radio Dabanga the new arrests have targeted a number of well-known Darfuri politicians including the SLM Cairo bureau official of the faction of Khamis Abakar.
With the arrest of an official of Khamis Abakar’s SLM faction yesterday, the number of those who were detained by the Egyptian security forces has risen to 12. Little was known so far about how the SLM official was captured and where he was taken to. Sources indicated an Egyptian force raided his apartment in Der Al Malak district in the early hours of Sunday morning and took him away.