Sudan oil line explodes, Army blames South-backed rebels

South Sudanese PoWs14 June 2013, News Wires – Sudan’s army has blamed South Sudanese-backed rebels for an explosion and fire, Thursday, in a Sudanese oil pipeline in the disputed Abyei area.

“This group received technical support from South Sudan’s army to help them explode the pipeline… which led to a fire that has now been controlled,” army spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saad said in a statement.

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