Sudanese rebels said Thursday that they ambushed a military patrol, killing 10 soldiers, and shot down a government warplane after its bombs killed two civilians in an embattled southern region.
The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North said in a statement that the Antonov bomber was downed Wednesday by rebels in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan state.
The rebels also claimed in a separate statement that they ambushed a Sudanese military patrol Wednesday in South Kordofan on a major highway linking the villages of Angarko and Hajar-Jawad, killing 10 soldiers. The rebels said they destroyed four government vehicles and captured weapons from soldiers in the ambush. One rebel fighter was killed.