Displaced children stand at the UNAMID base for displaced people in Saraf Omra, North Darfur, on March 18, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/UNAMID/ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN)
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Gunmen have attacked and burned a camp for displaced people in Sudan's Darfur region, peacekeepers said Monday, adding to an upsurge of suspected militia violence that has wreaked havoc recently.The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has reported a series of attacks on villages in the region this month, but the Khor Abeche camp in South Darfur assaulted Saturday was an unusual target.Recent unrest and a soaring number of displaced people has evoked comparisons with the early stages of war in Darfur, which captured the world's attention more than a decade ago.The attack occurred about 75 kilometers northeast of the South Darfur state capital Nyala.The U.N. said an estimated 65,000 people fled their homes around Saraf Omra town, in western North Darfur earlier this month, after clashes between government forces and paramilitaries led by Hilal.
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