Tribal violence erupted in Sudan’s southern Blue Nile State, killing seven people and injuring 23, just weeks after major clashes, according to the state’s security committee.
At least 105 people were killed and thousands displaced in fighting over land between the Hausa and Funj tribes as unrest spread to other states in mid-July.
The cause of the latest violence was still being investigated, according to the committee, which did not specify which tribes were involved in the clashes in two parts of the state.
The state in an overnight statement announced a a curfew in two major cities and banned unnecessary gatherings.
There has also been sporadic violence in eastern coastal regions and western Darfur despite a nationwide peace deal signed by some rebel groups in Juba in 2020.
Protesters have accused Sudan’s military rulers of failing to protect civilians and stoking tribal conflict.
Military authorities who took control in October 2021 claimed they wanted to maintain the stability of the nation and that they were trying to strengthen the peace agreement and increase security.
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