Written by Staff Writer by By Sharif Abdel Kouddous, CNN
Ten people were killed Monday after a shooting in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, Sudan Doctors Without Borders confirmed Monday.
The medics told CNN five of the victims were minors and were practicing live medicine when the incident took place in a camp for internally displaced people.
The association’s regional office in Sudan added that the three other dead are women who were involved in the organization’s charity work.
No government officials have commented on the incident.
Sudan Doctors Without Borders said it was withholding the identities of those killed, pending an investigation into the incident.
Khalid Abo Elham, who heads the medical group’s branch in Sudan, also told Reuters he did not believe the shooting was politically motivated.
“The shoot-out was about a fight about a quarrel … We don’t think it was related to political activities and we believe the young men were young farmers who were hired to be snipers in the camp for internally displaced people.”
Abo Elham said that the man he believed was the shooter was handed over to Sudan’s security service, which is tasked with protecting life and property in the country.
Sudan is in the midst of a bout of violence that has seen armed protests erupt over a myriad of grievances, including the government’s austerity measures, a government corruption purge and President Omar al-Bashir’s anti-dissent crackdown.