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Bomb attack in southern Sudan kills 3, injures 7

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 17:53

Khartoum: At least three people were killed and seven others injured in a bomb attack by rebels of Sudan People`s Liberation Movement (SPLM)/northern sector against Kadogli, the capital city of South Kordofan State of Sudan, Khartoum`s Al-Sudani daily reported Wednesday.

"The SPLM/northern sector randomly fired five rockets at the city Tuesday evening," the paper reported, noting that the Sudanese army intervened in and gained full control of the situation.

On Nov. 8, the SPLM/northern sector targeted a road linking Al- Dalanj and Kadogli towns in South Kordofan, killing eight people and injuring 12 others.

South Kordofan has been witnessing clashes between the Sudanese army and the SPLM rebels since June 2011.

Sudan is accusing South Sudan of supporting the rebel group, which is fighting the Sudanese army in South Kordofan and Blue Nile areas.

Sudan refuses to negotiate with the SPLM/northern sector until it breaks links with South Sudan, while the South Sudanese government denies having any connections with the rebel movement in Sudan.

In September, Sudan and South Sudan signed a cooperation agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, including an item banning both countries from supporting the armed rebel groups in the other country.


First Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 17:53
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