53 Killed in Darfur Tribal Fighting

A clash between rival Arab tribes in Sudan’s Darfur region has left at least 53 people dead.

Residents and a tribal leader say heavily armed fighters from the Rizeigat tribe launched an attack on the town of El Sireaf on Saturday.

The French news agency says the attackers, who were armed with machine guns, set dozens of homes on fire.

Tensions between rival Arab groups had heightened in recent months.

In January, the U.N.-African Union Mission in Darfur, UNAMID, said intertribal …