May 1, 2005

Fifteen people, including government adminstrators die

An attack by the Eastern Front claimed the lives of 15 people, some of them were civil servants. The group claimed the action was in protest against a government- organised conference on the development of Eastern Sudan, which brought together traditional tribal leaders in Kassala but did not include members of the Eastern Front. Additionally, five people were kidnapped, including three politicians of the Red Sea parliament.

Later released, this incident took place in Amadam, North of Kassala, while the parliamentarians were on their way back to Port Sudan after attending the conference.

Source: SOAT

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