“Thirty-two have been killed this week in the two Toubou residential areas,” a medic treating Toubou casualties in Kufra told AFP.
“The number of wounded exceeds 100. Women and children make up more than half of the injured, with the majority of them hurt by mortar fire,” added doctor Taher Wehli.
The medic said his clinic had documented eight deaths on Saturday alone.
Tribal leader Hussein Sake said the shelling against Toubou areas in the desert city was ongoing and unrelenting.
“It is a situation of war with continuous attacks on Toubou neighbourhoods,” Sake told AFP. “They keep shelling us, so of course now we hit back to defend ourselves.”
Kufra, a town of about 40,000, is located in a triangle where the borders of Egypt, Chad and Sudan meet.