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Dilling - 4 Mar 2012

SPLM-N and government forces clash west of Dilling

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) said it clashed with Sudanese government troops at a military base, west of Dilling in South Kordofan on Saturday morning.

The movement said a number of soldiers were killed from both sides in the fighting.

Sources said gunshots were heard in the area at 2:00 am on Saturday, and continued for several hours.

Citizens in the area reportedly closed shops and left the area as the clashes escalated in residential neighbourhoods.