Source: Radio Dabanga

Two members of the paramilitary Popular Defence Forces (PDF) were killed in a gunfight with a joint army-police patrol in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, on Wednesday.

The fighting between the patrol and the PDF elements occurred in the vicinity of the Saudi Hospital, Sudan Tribune reported on Thursday.

The recruits of the paramilitary force violated an order banning the wearing of a kadmol, a turban-veil that covers the head and the face, which makes it difficult to identify a person.

The quarrel over the cover quickly evolved into full blown clashes, and two PDF members were killed. Two military vehicles were destroyed.

North Darfur’s ban on the kadmol is part of efforts to fight criminal activities in the state. Central Darfur State prohibited the turban-veil in March this year.

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