Sudan bombs US-funded Bible school

2012-02-03 17:59

Nairobi - Officials say that Sudan's military has bombed a Bible school built by a US Christian aid group, prompting students and teachers at the school to run for their lives in the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan state.

The US ambassador to the United Nations condemned the attack.

Pictures obtained by The Associated Press on Friday showed that two stone school buildings were demolished in the attack. No one was hurt or killed despite the fact school was in session.

Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the UN, said she was outraged by what she called a "heinous" bombing.

The Nuba Mountains have been an area of conflict between Sudan's military and a rebel group formerly aligned with South Sudan for months.

Tens of thousands of people have fled the violence. Rice said the conflict is affecting more than 500 000 people.

  • Godfrey - 2012-02-03 20:12

    Well at least it was not a real school where kids were learning something about the real world that was bombed.

      Gerhard Uys - 2012-02-04 09:37

      Nice one Mr. I also used to be so cynical but as your name implies God really can set you free Godfrey.

  • uhud702 - 2012-02-03 21:25

    The bombing of a Bible school in Sudan is a terrible act that needs to be condemned in the strongest possible terms by people of conscience. Violence in any form carried out against innocent civilians cannot be acceptable. Violence, terrorism and bloodshed are a curse of our times and it must be condemned and resisted effectively and comprehensively all over the world.

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