S. Sudan army denies arrested foreigners aided its forces

April 28, 2012 19:54

JUBA - South Sudan's army said that three foreigners arrested by Sudan near a disputed border area were not helping its forces, contrary to accusations by Khartoum.

"That is rubbish and just a lie," the spokesman for South Sudan's army (SPLA), Philip Aguer, said.

Aguer said SPLA sources in Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan's Unity State, told him that a UN truck had got lost in the disputed border area and were "caught by the Sudanese Armed Forces".

"The humanitarian truck ... should have been allowed free passage," Aguer said.

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