Sudan's rebel group accuses gov't of violating cease-fire
The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM)/northern sector on Sunday accused the Sudanese government of violating the cease-fire in Blue Nile State.
"The government violated the cease-fire once again and attacked the movement's positions in Blue Nile," said Mubarak Ardol, the spokesman of the SPLM/northern sector, in a statement.
Ardol said the movement's forces repulsed the government troops on Saturday morning in a one-hour battle in Al-Rum area in Blue Nile.
The Sudanese army wasn't immediately available for comment on the claim.
The SPLM/northern sector has been fighting the Khartoum government in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states since 2011 despite an extended cease-fire between them.