Khartoum – Heavy fighting erupted in El Fasher on Tuesday, residents said, breaking an uneasy calm in the second most populous city of Sudan’s restive Darfur region.
“They are fighting inside El Fasher town – heavy fighting,” one resident told AFP by telephone, adding that he could not identify the combatants, although some were in uniform.
Continuous gunfire was audible over the phone line as he spoke.
A second person in El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state, said the shooting started at about 04:00 in the east of the town, and was continuing.
“I heard the sound of heavy weapons,” the resident said…