Sudan: Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) rebels shelled Kadugli capital of South Kordofan killing 2 children
Rebel shelling killed two children in the capital of Sudan’s South Kordofan state on Tuesday, the army said, in what insurgents called retaliation for government air raids on villages.
The attack, confirmed by witnesses, was the second this month by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) against Kadugli, after seven women and children were reportedly killed in an unprecedented barrage on October 8.
“I just want to confirm to you that there is a response from the SPLM-N this morning,” Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, spokesman for the ethnic and religious-minority rebels, told AFP.
“We are responding with mortars.”
The army reported that two children were killed and eight people wounded, but Lodi called the information “completely untrue” and said the rebels targeted military garrisons.