Sudan military planes drop bombs near UN mission

June 17, 2011 22:31


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KHARTOUM - Northern Sudanese military aircraft dropped two bombs within a kilometre of a UN compound near the capital of the Southern Kordofan border state on Friday, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said.     "Two bombs were dropped 500 metres to one kilometre from the UNMIS compound by a SAF Antonov plane," UNMIS spokesman Kouider Zerrouk said, referring to the north's Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF).     "The excessive use of bombardment recently is threatening our presence and putting the lives of civilians at high risk."

A spokesman for the northern army was not immediately available to comment. The military has previously dismissed charges its operations are endangering civilians.

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