South Sudan says shot down Sudan jet

2012-04-04 19:57

Juba - South Sudan's military spokesperson says South Sudan shot down a Sudanese military jet flying over its territory.

Colonel Philip Aguer said South Sudanese forces shot down a Sudanese MiG-29 jet fighter on Wednesday afternoon.

Aguer said the MiG was one of two Sudanese jets flying over South Sudanese oil fields. Aguer said the jets had dropped "many" bombs in the region earlier on Wednesday.

South Sudan split off from Sudan last year after decades of war, but the two countries have been moving closer to military confrontation in recent months.