KHARTOUM (Somaliguardian) – At least 21 Sudanese soldiers were killed and more than 30 others wounded after Ethiopian troops bolstered by Amhara militia launched a cross-border attack, Sudan Tribune reported on Saturday.
Sudanese and Ethiopian forces clashed east of the Umm Disa and Barakat Noreen, some 17 km inside Sudan’s border.
Heavy fighting, in which both sides exchanged machine guns and heavy artillery, lasted for about 8 hours, according to Sudanese media.
At least “21 Sudanese soldiers were killed, including an officer with the rank of major and a first liutentant. About 33 others were wounded, and they were transferred to” a hospital in Al-Quraisha locality, a source told Sudan Tribune.
Sudanese media also reported the fall of a large number of dead and wounded among the Ethiopian forces, who have launched the dawn attack on Sudanese military bases along the disputed Fashaqa border area.
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