Juba – South Sudan said Sudan attacked it with aerial bombing raids and ground artillery on Monday and Tuesday, accusing Khartoum of trying to sabotage international peace initiatives.
Juba said its armed forces could retaliate if Sudan made further assaults, raising the prospect of a return to the fighting which the United Nations and the African Union are seeking to prevent.
The two armies fought in border skirmishes last month after disputes over oil exports and border demarcation boiled over, following South Sudan‘s birth as an independent nation in July.
The attacks on Monday and Tuesday targeted the area of Werguet, some 30km inside South Sudan‘s territory in Northern Bahr Al Ghazal state, officials told a news conference.
Sudan‘s army spokesperson, al-Sawarmi Khalid, could not be reached on his mobile phone. There was no immediate independent confirmation of South Sudan‘s allegations, and limited access
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