Sudan’s army has said that its troops were attacked in Darfur by a key group that held out from last month’s peace agreement between the government and armed rebel groups.
The army said on Monday that the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM), led by Abdel Wahid al-Nur, attacked its troops in Baldong, Jebel Marra.
“Our forces stationed in this area retaliated and repelled the attack,” the army said in a statement, noting that it was committed to the ceasefire agreed on last month.
The peace agreement signed on August 31 brought the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of rebel groups, into the Sudan transitional government.
The deal – which came after nearly a year of talks – promised to end the devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.