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20 soldiers killed in clashes with south Sudan militia: army

Clashes between the army of south Sudan and a rebel militia group in oil-producing Unity state left 20 soldiers dead, the army's spokesman said today, the latest in a wave of deadly fighting in the region.

world Updated: Apr 20, 2011 22:55 IST

Clashes between the army of south Sudan and a rebel militia group in oil-producing Unity state left 20 soldiers dead, the army's spokesman said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of deadly fighting in the region.

The rebels "attacked the area of Boang, where a company of 100 were based. There was fighting and the post was temporarily overrun, with 20 SPLA killed according to initial assessments," Philip Aguer, the spokesman for the Sudan People's Liberation Army, told AFP.