Shells hit Sudan`s South Kordofan capital: Residents

Shells struck the capital of Sudan`s war-torn South Kordofan state today, residents said, but there was no immediate confirmation of casualties.

AFP| Last Updated: Dec 14, 2013, 16:46 PM IST

Khartoum: Shells struck the capital of Sudan`s war-torn South Kordofan state on Saturday, residents said, but there was no immediate confirmation of casualties.

"The last one just landed a few minutes ago," one resident of Kadugli said. Rebels of the Sudan People`s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N), fighting since 2011 in South Kordofan, have periodically shelled Kadugli since late last year, causing some fatalities.
Neither the SPLA-N nor Sudan`s military could be immediately reached for comment. "I heard about three mortars," a second resident said, adding that two had hit the centre of town near a bus depot.
The other resident also said the town centre had been struck, but he spoke of six shells slamming into the area.