South Kordofan governor says 21 citizens killed in Habila attack

 

SOUTH KORDOFAN (31 Mar.)

At least 21 people were killed and dozens wounded in clashes between government troops and SPLA-North rebels in Habila town in Sudan’s South Kordofan State, a state official said.

South Kordofan Governor Adam Al Fekki said in a Monday statement that the attack by the rebels on Habila displaced over 2500 civilians.

He added that majority of the conflict-affected citizens fled to Dilling locality. He further pointed out that several houses were torched during the clashes.

SPLM-N military spokesman Arnu Ngutulu Lodi announced in a statement on Saturday that they defeated government troops and killed 54 SAF soldiers in Habila town. Radio Tamazuj could not independently verify the claims.