Planes drop 8 bombs on South Sudan

Planes drop 8 bombs on South Sudan

Sudan on Tuesday continued with its aerial bombardment of South Sudan, dropping eight bombs overnight, an official said, as South Sudan’s president said the attacks amounted to a declaration of war by Sudan.

South Sudan’s military spokesman Col Philip Aguer said that Sudanese Antonovs dropped eight bombs overnight between 11 pm and 1 am in Panakuac, where he said ground fighting had been ongoing since Sunday. Aguer said he has not received information on whether there were casualties from the attack because of poor communications.

On Monday, Sudanese warplanes bombed a market and an oil field in South Sudan, killing two people after Sudanese ground forces had reportedly crossed into South Sudan with tanks and artillery.

South Sudan seceded from Sudan in 2011 after a 2005 peace treaty that ended decades of war that killed 2 million people. The countries have been fighting over the sharing of oil revenues and a disputed border.

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