Bombs kill 5 in South Sudan: Doctor
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 23:50
  
Rubkona: A doctor says five people were killed in bombings on strategic locations in South Sudan's Unity State.

Peter Gatkuoth, medical director of Bentiu Hospital, says four civilians and a soldier were killed today.

Jets released six bombs. They targeted a bridge that links Bentiu to a road into Sudan. They also hit an airstrip just minutes after a UN humanitarian plane left.

Fighting along the north-south border has been near constant over the past two weeks.

Troops from South Sudan on Wednesday captured the oil-rich border town of Heglig, claimed by Sudan.

Fighting erupted in the disputed region of Abyei between Sudan and South Sudan May of last year, just months before South Sudan formally declared independence.

The fighting has displaced more than 100,000 people.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 23:50


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