World Bulletin/News Desk
The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) on Friday claimed to have repelled an attack by the Sudanese army on a town under the group's control in the South Kordofan province, killing six Sudanese soldiers in the process.
"Our forces defeated a [Sudanese] army unit and mercenaries who had begun moving towards the town of Daloka some 8km from Kadugli, South Kordofan's provincial capital," the SPLM-N asserted in a Friday statement.
"They [Sudanese forces] incurred losses in terms of both troops and equipment, including six soldiers killed and a T-55 tank destroyed," the SPLM-N said.
Sudanese authorities could not be immediately reached for comment on the rebel group's assertions.
Since 2011, the SPLM-N has waged an active insurgency against the Khartoum government in Sudan's southern Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.
Outlawed by Khartoum, the movement consists mainly of fighters who sided with the south during Sudan's decades-long civil war.
That conflict ended with a 2005 peace treaty that paved the way for South Sudan's secession from Sudan six years later.
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