Hundreds killed in tribal clashes in Sudan's West Darfur

A convoy of Sudanese security forces deploy during a rally in al-Geneina, the capital of the West Darfur state, April 2, 2016. (File photo:AFP)

At least 213 people were killed in three days of violence in Sudan's West Darfur, the state governor said, giving the first official toll for recent clashes.

West Darfur has been gripped by days of deadly fighting largely centered in Krink, a locality of nearly 500,000 people.

For years, efforts have failed to end the tribal conflicts in Darfur, which have become a nagging concern for the people and authorities of the troubled region.

Sudan has been suffering a political crisis after the general commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan declared a state of emergency on October 25, 2021 and dissolved the Sovereign Council and the government.