Sudanese police on Sunday announced that 17 people were killed in clashes between two tribes in Port-Sudan city in eastern Sudan.

“17 people have been killed in the events in Port-Sudan city and a number of citizens were injured,” said the Sudanese police’s press office on its official website.

Reinforcements from the police and central reserve police have been sent to the city to separate between Bani Amer and Al-Nuba tribes, it said.

It added that the forces sent to the city include five officers and 85 soldiers, pointing out that the total number of the forces on the ground there reaches 300 soldiers and 30 vehicles.

Last Thursday, Sudan’s sovereign council sent a delegation to Port-Sudan city to contain a deadly conflict that erupted there between the two tribes.

On Aug. 22, violent clashes erupted between members of Bani Amer and Al-Nuba tribes in Port-Sudan, where fire arms and white weapons were used by the two sides.

The events of Port-Sudan are considered extension to similar previous confrontations that took place at a number of cities in eastern Sudan, including Gadarif, Khashmal-Qirba and Kassala, between the same two groups.

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