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Ethiopian Militias Attack Sudanese Border Area

Ethiopian Militias Attack Sudanese Border Area

Monday, 22 June, 2020 - 08:15

Ethiopian army-backed militias have launched an attack on a Sudanese military camp on the border with Ethiopia, sources said on Sunday.

According to Al-Arabiya channel, the Sudanese army repelled the attack carried out with armored vehicles and launchers at the Anfal camp in the eastern Qalabat locality.

A number of Sudanese soldiers were wounded, the channel reported, while no official party issued any statement to deny the attack.

A similar operation took place in May, when Ethiopian militias attacked a Sudanese army site in a border area, killing an officer.

In the eastern city of al-Qadarif, “Ethiopian militia penetrated through (the border) and attacked agricultural projects and clashed with military forces in Barkat Noreen camp,” Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported back then.

Captain Karam El-Din was killed in the attack and some soldiers and civilians were injured.

A Sudanese statement confirmed the death of a child and the injury of nine people, including six soldiers.

The statement highlighted the Ethiopian militias’ repeated attacks on Sudanese lands and resources.

Sunday’s attack is the third by Ethiopian forces against Sudanese targets on the border this year.

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