Sudanese aerial bombing killed three civilians and wounded 21 in Blue Nile state bordering South Sudan, rebels said on Monday, four days before a UN deadline for the Sudans to make peace.
The air strikes on Friday and Saturday left three people dead and 11 wounded in Ora-Balila while four others were hurt in Magaf, said Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, spokesman for the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N).
Six other people were wounded and more than two dozen head of cattle killed in a bombing at Wadaka Nellei, he added in a statement.
Access to Blue Nile is severely restricted, making independent verification of the claims difficult.
Sudan‘s army spokesman could not be reached for comment.
The United Nations, in its weekly humanitarian bulletin, said it had earlier received reports of Sudanese aerial bombing on July 22 in Blue Nile but there were no indications of casualties.
About 200,000 refugees have fled from a worsening humanitarian situation in Blue Nile and South Kordofan states since fighting between government and rebel forces began in June last year, the UN says.
Ethnic insurgents of the SPLM-N fought alongside southern rebels during Sudan‘s 22-year civil war, which ended in a 2005 peace deal and South
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