At least 10 policemen, including first lieutenant were killed and 12 others were injured in a shootout during an operation against drug traffickers in Songo 360 km South of Nyala the capital of South Darfur State.
The Director of the State Police, Major General Ali Hassab Al-Rasoul, said the initial information confirms that the policemen were killed in an ambush by drug trafficking gangs in Goz Al-Shallal area.
Brigadier General of Police Aboud Moussa explained that due to the poor communication networks in Al-Radom locality, the state police was unable to obtain accurate information about the incident.
Anti-narcotics forces have been organizing periodic national campaigns to destroy the drug farms in al-Radoum locality, which borders South Sudan.
However, forces in drug-growing areas find fierce resistance from the drug farm owners.