Clashes in Sudan's Darfur Region Leave at Least 43 Dead

CAIRO (AP) - Peacekeepers in Sudan say clashes among refugee groups in a camp in the restive Darfur region have left six people dead.

The spokesman for the U.N.-African Union mission says the fighting began late Friday and continued intermittently through the night. Thirty-three people were wounded.

It's not clear what sparked the violence.

A spokesman for a rebel group in the area blames government-allied gunmen for the fighting. He says the death toll was 10 with 29 wounded.

The clashes come less than two weeks after the U.N. Security Council called for the demilitarization of the camps in Darfur, which serve as a temporary home to hundreds of thousands of displaced people.

The U.N. appeal was spurred by similar violence in another refugee camp that left five people dead. Humanitarian workers were barred from the camps for two weeks after the clashes.

On Thursday, a battle at a market in the area left at least 37 people dead.


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