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SPLM-N attacks El Atmor in South Kordofan

June 29 - 2014 KADUGLI

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) announced that it killed 15 army and militia troops, and wounded others in El Atmor, South Kordofan, on Saturday.

In a press statement issued on Sunday, SPLM-N spokesman Arnu Ngutulu Lodi said that the rebel fighters killed 15 army and militia troops, and wounded a large number of other troops in an attack on El Atmor, east of Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan.

According to Lodi, the SPLM-N combatants also destroyed a T-55 tank, and six military vehicles, including two anti-aircraft cannons. He acknowledged the death of three rebel fighters. Seven were wounded.

The SPLM-N spokesman added that their artillery unit shelled military targets in Kadugli, Daldako, and El Hamra, stressing that the SPLM-N is determined to chase the government troops from El Atmor.

Sudanese army spokesman, El Sawarmi Khaled Saad, told the media that government forces repelled SPLM-N insurgents, attempting to attack the area of El Atmor on Saturday. According to Saad, 50 rebels were killed in the battle.

File photo: On 4 and 5 January this year, joint forces of the SPLM-N and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) destroyed eight Sudanese military convoys in Trogi, South Kordofan.

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