Sudan bombs South Sudan border area, kills three
Outside Bentiu: Sudanese warplanes carried out air strikes on South Sudan on Monday, killing three people near a southern oil town, residents and military officials said, three days after South Sudan pulled out of a disputed oil field.
A reporter at the scene, outside the oil town of Bentiu, said he saw a fighter aircraft drop two bombs near a river bridge between Bentiu and the neighbouring town of Rubkona.
"I can see market stalls burning in Rubkona in the background and the body of a small child burning," he said.
Mac Paul, deputy head of South Sudan`s military intelligence, said two Sudanese MiG-29 planes had dropped four bombs in the area. "This is a serious escalation and violation of the territory of South Sudan. It`s a clear provocation," Paul said.
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