Agence France-PresseNovember 17, 2013 10:18
Sudanese rebels on Sunday struck a town near the border of troubled South Kordofan state, where witnesses confirmed fighting was under way.
"We were awakened at 6:00 am by continuous loud explosions and the sound of shooting," said a resident of Abu Zabad, in North Kordofan state.
He asked not to be named for security reasons.
"Armed men in Land Cruisers drove into the town and targeted a SAF compound and the police station," he said, referring to the Sudan Armed Forces.
The town, in an agricultural region, is home to a small military facility.