Fresh fighting has erupted between Sudan and South Sudan borderland,the southern army and rebels said on Saturday.
South Sudan troops killed seven fighters from a militia supported by Khartoum which had crossed the poorly-defined border, the army spokesman Philip Aguer said
The South’s army captured a Sudanese army truck used by the fighters during the skirmish in Obed in Upper Nile state in the northeast of the country, VOA said
In separate violence on Sudan’s side of the border, rebels from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-North) accused a militia from South Sudan, supported by Khartoum, of having attacked a village and killed 17 people.
The militia also wounded 35 civilians during their attack in the area of Abujibeha in oil-producing South Kordofan state, SPLM-North spokesman Arnu Lodi said.
Sudan and South Sudan came close to war in April, their worst fighting since southern secession in 2011 under a peace deal which ended decades of civil war.