Sudan bombs South for fourth day

2012-05-29 17:48

Addis Ababa - Sudanese war planes bombarded South Sudan for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, even as both sides were to resume peace talks in Addis Ababa, the south's top negotiator said.

"Today as we speak they bombed us," South Sudan's top negotiator Pagan Amum told reporters in the Ethiopian capital, where teams from both sides have flown to restart African Union-led talks, expected to open late on Tuesday.

Amum said Sudanese war planes bombed border areas in three Southern states - Unity, Western and Northern Bahr el Ghazal - in the fourth day of reported attacks that Khartoum has dismissed as lies.

It was not immediately possible to independently verify Amum's claims.

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