Sudan vows to avenge ambush killings

2012-07-08 12:38
Sudan People's Liberation Army. (File photo, AP)

Sudan People's Liberation Army. (File photo, AP)

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Khartoum - The Sudanese military on Saturday vowed to defeat rebels it accuses of killing two regional government officials and six other people in an ambush.

Ibrahim Mohamed Belinda, the speaker of the South Kordofan region's legislative council, and Faisal Beshir, the chief of the strategic planning council, were gunned down on Friday along with six other members of their convoy.

Sudan's military said on Saturday in a statement carried by the SUNA state news agency that the killings are a "treacherous act" and vowed to avenge them.

The military accused the Sudan People's Liberation Army - North for the ambush in oil-producing South Kordofan, which lies along the border with newly independent South Sudan.

The SPLA-N considers itself underrepresented in Sudan's government. Fighting between Sudanese troops and SPLA-N forces began around a year ago.

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