By Justin Bergman
United Nations - Arab nomads have launched violent attacks on civilians near a refugee camp in the southern Darfur region of Sudan in recent days, killing one man and injuring several others, the United Nations said on Monday.
The attacks came after the UN issued a report on Friday accusing the government-allied Janjaweed militia of killing more than 50 people in raids on villages and a refugee camp in late October. The Sudanese government has denied involvement in the raids.
Violence has escalated sharply in Darfur since the government and one rebel faction signed a peace agreement in May. Sudan has refused to allow the UN to send peacekeepers into the region to replace beleaguered African Union troops, and last month expelled the UN envoy to Sudan, Jan Pronk.
In the latest attacks, the UN mission in Sudan said several armed Arab nomads in military uniform attacked and killed a farmer on Friday about three kilometres south of the Kalma refugee camp, which is home to about 90 000 people.