Police clashed with rioting tribesmen Saturday in the Sudanese city of Port Sudan, leaving at least 14 people dead and 16 wounded, a government official said. According to AP, a tribal representative claimed 23 people were dead and 100 others were wounded.
Riots involving Beja tribesmen started early Saturday in Port Sudan, Red Sea governor General Hatim al-Wasilah told The Associated Press.
The casualties occurred when police tried to stop widespread looting and vandalism, al-Wasilah said. He said the situation was under control.
Aamir Tahir, a political leader in the Beja tribe, said Sudanese security forces fired on demonstrators.