Agence France-PresseApril 9, 2013 11:35
Up to 18 people were killed during a tribal dispute in Darfur, community leaders said on Tuesday, after donor countries pledged about $1 billion to develop Sudan's war-ravaged western region.
Trouble began last week in Darfur's Umm Dukhun district, on the Chad border, when a member of the Misseriya tribe shot a Salamat tribal member, international peacekeepers said.
Musa al-Bashir, a Salamat leader, told AFP a "small difference" between two people escalated into clashes outside Umm Dukhun town.
"Until yesterday the total killed from the Salamat side are 18," he said.