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Two killed, others wounded in South Kordofan attacks

March 27 - 2016 NUBA MOUNTAINS
SPLM-N combatants surround a grenade launcher captured from the Sudan Armed Forces in the Nuba Mountains (file photo)
SPLM-N combatants surround a grenade launcher captured from the Sudan Armed Forces in the Nuba Mountains (file photo)

A woman and a child were killed by missiles launched by government forces on Um Serdiba in South Kordofan on Thursday. Two girls were wounded in El Habil village.

Hawa Sabit (34) and Mubarak Tutu (7) were fatally hit by missiles, Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, spokesman for the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), said in a statement on Friday.

Maryoma El Galaba (11) and Koja Sikahdid (10) were injured in El Habil village in Um Dorain locality by a missile on Friday morning.

Lodi further reported that a MiG jet fighter bombed the area of Nyakma, north of Heiban, on Thursday. On Friday, an Antinov of the Sudanese Air Force dropped six bombs on the area of Alabu, two bombs near Heiban, and another two on the area of El Azraq, at about 1 am on Friday. The rebel spokesman did not mention any casualties.

Battle

On Thursday, rebel combatants dispersed army and allied paramilitary Rapid Support Forces in a battle in “a forest” in the vicinity of Kharasan, west of Kadugli.

The government troops were on their way to the area of Angolo in Buram locality, the SPLM-N statement reads. “Today [Friday], the SPLM-N followed the fleeing enemy forces into Kharasan, and [found] no sign of their whereabouts”.

The rebel fighters are “closely following” army and allied militia forces northeast of Heiban, and east and south South Kordofan capital Kadugli, that “conduct daily shelling and aerial bombardments of the SPLM-N controlled areas”.


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