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June 12, 2016 (NYALA) - Unidentified gunmen Saturday have stormed Silik pharmacy in downtown Nyala, capital of South Darfur state and stole cash money before fleeing.

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A Sudanese military tank is stationed near a security facility in South Darfur capital Nyala on 4 July 2013 (Photo: Getty Images)

A pharmacist working for Silik pharmacy by the name of Madiha told Sudan Tribune that masked men broke into the pharmacy at 9:30 pm (local time) and threatened the pharmacist at gunpoint after they handcuffed him.

She pointed that the gunmen stole sums of money from the cabinet besides the mobile phone of the pharmacist.

Meanwhile, residents of Hai al-Jebel neighbourhood in the eastern part of Nyala have heard sounds of intense gunshots on Saturday night and there were reports of clashes between the police and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

However, no official statement has been issued on the incident which caused fear and panic among the residents.

A number of residents have expressed concern over the return of the lawlessness situation which prevailed in Nyala before imposing the emergency situation, pointing that the looting of a pharmacy in downtown is a serious indicator that the state could return to the previous situation.

Since July 2014, the governor of South Darfur Adam Mahmoud Jar al-Nabi, declared an indefinite emergency situation in the state, including a curfew from 7pm to 7am (local time) in Nyala.

The decision also banned riding of motorcycles by more than one person, holding weapons while wearing civilian clothes, vehicles driving around without license plates, and wearing a kadamool (a turban which covers the face).

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