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Sudan says repulses rebel attack in border area

ByREUTERS
September 2, 2012 01:17

KHARTOUM - Sudan's army repulsed a rebel attack in the oil-producing border state of South Kordofan, state news agency SUNA said on Saturday, in clashes just days before Sudan and South Sudan are set to resume talks on securing their disputed border.

South Sudan split away from Sudan last year under a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of civil war, but the two have remained at odds over a range of issues and conflict has continued to plague their borderlands.



One of the most contentious issues has been Khartoum's accusation that Juba is supporting the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in South Kordofan and other insurgents. South Sudan denies the charge but diplomats say the accusations are credible.

Sudan's army said rebels had launched an attack against government forces in the Rashad area in the state's northeast on Thursday, SUNA said.

"The army repulsed this limited attack," army spokesman Al-Sawarmi Khalid told SUNA, adding that several civilians had been wounded when a car ran into a mine rebels had planted on a road near Rashad on Friday.

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