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One dead in protest of Darfur students: Sudan police

Security forces say Darfur rebels were among the protesting students

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A student has been killed in a protest in the capital by students from Sudan's Darfur region, police said Tuesday, as violence worsened in the troubled region.


Police “got information that two students were injured and taken to hospital. One of them died,” said a statement posted on the interior ministry website.

The statement did not say how the students were hurt but that police had already pulled back after earlier firing tear gas when the demonstrators tried to move their demonstrations outside campus.

“Police call on the students not to give members of the rebel movements a chance to work inside the student body,” the statement said. “Because these groups are outlaws and do not have any approval to conduct political activities.”

They were referring to the 11-year-old insurgency by ethnic rebels in Darfur.