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Sudan bombs hospital in Kordofan

South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar attends the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) on June 11, 2014 in Addis Ababa. AFP PHOTO/ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER

KHARTOUM: Sudanese air force bombs have hit a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in war-torn South Kordofan, the group said Tuesday, in the second incident of its kind in weeks.

"As bombs struck the village of Farandalla on June 16, two hit the MSF hospital there. Five people were wounded in the village and one MSF staff member was injured at the hospital," the international aid group said in a statement.

In early May the United States and Canada said they were "appalled" by an air raid which Sudanese forces reportedly carried out near a church-run hospital in Kordofan.

They said a number of bombs were reportedly dropped by Sudan's air force near the Mother of Mercy Catholic Hospital in South Kordofan's Nuba Mountains, which have borne the brunt of the three-year-old war.

Some people were injured.

Sudan's military said that incident did not occur.

Like the 11-year-old war in Sudan's western Darfur region, the Kordofan conflict has been fueled by complaints among non-Arab groups of neglect and discrimination by the Arab-dominated regime.

 

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Sudanese air force bombs have hit a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in war-torn South Kordofan, the group said Tuesday, in the second incident of its kind in weeks.

In early May the United States and Canada said they were "appalled" by an air raid which Sudanese forces reportedly carried out near a church-run hospital in Kordofan.

They said a number of bombs were reportedly dropped by Sudan's air force near the Mother of Mercy Catholic Hospital in South Kordofan's Nuba Mountains, which have borne the brunt of the three-year-old war.


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