By Our Reporter
The government of Sudan has accused Ethiopian military of allegedly attacking their soldiers inside Sudanese territory during a security patrol of the border region.
According to authorities in Sudan’s armed forces, several of their officers were ambushed by “Ethiopian forces and militias” during a security patrol in Jabal Abutiour.
“During the return of our forces from combing the area around Jabal Abutiour inside our territory, they were ambushed by Ethiopian forces and militias inside Sudanese territory, as a result of which lives and equipment were lost,” the army said on Wednesday, adding the attack took place on the previous day.
However, the Sudanese army did not specify how many officers were killed and what military equipment was raided by the Ethiopian forces.
But Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla also confirmed the incident in a tweet on Wednesday.
Local residents said that reinforcements were being sent to the area, which is part of the Fashaqa locality where some Ethiopian refugees have been crossing into Sudan.
Fighting erupted on November 4 between Ethiopia’s government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and it has resulted into several Ethiopians fleeing the region to seek asylum in neighbouring countries.