CAR blames Darfur rebels for cross-border ambush

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April 20, 2012 18:48

BANGUI - Central African Republic said on Friday that Sudanese rebels killed 11 of its soldiers in a cross-border ambush aimed at stealing weapons and ammunition.

The attack took place on Tuesday at a military post in Amdafok, a few kilometers from the border with Sudan's Darfur region, officials said."The Central African contingent ... was attacked Tuesday at Amdafok, with 11 killed and 11 injured," the government said in a statement read over national radio.

It added the attackers were "Tora Bora rebels", slang for anti-Khartoum rebels from Darfur, seeking to resupply after fighting in the Sudanese town of Nyala.


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