KHARTOUM, April 5 (Xinhua) -- At least 18 people were killed and 54 others injured in armed militias' attacks in El Geneina, capital city of Sudan's West Darfur State, the Sudanese Doctors' Committee said Monday.
"We counted 18 dead and 54 injured ... Since yesterday (Sunday), about 10 surgeries have been performed. The hospitals are still receiving more victims," the committee said in a statement.
The violence started on Saturday and escalated on Sunday, it said, adding the attacks are still going on.
The committee urged the central government to intervene to end the security disorder in the city.
It also demanded protection for health facilities and medical workers to facilitate their operations, calling on the citizens to go to the hospitals to donate blood. Enditem