22 killed, 25 injured in Sudan clashes

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 09:40 hrs

Khartoum, Jan 3 (IANS) At least 22 people have been killed and 25 others injured in armed clashes in Sudan's East Darfur state, Xinhua reported.

The clashes occurred between Sudanese Al-Rizaigat tribe and Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) of South Sudan.

"A force belonging to South Sudan's SPLA attacked Balila area which is affiliated to Samaha area Administration in East Darfur state and abducted three children and six women. It led to the citizens of the area clashing with the attackers," Khartoum's Al-Sudani daily Thursday quoted an official as saying.

"The clashes resulted in the killing of 22 people and wounded 25 others who have been transported to Al-Dein hospital," the official added.

The residents later managed to destroy a camp belonging to the SPLA in Kataki area and confiscated weapons and military equipment from the attackers.

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