SUDAN WATCH: South Kordofan: Attack on 3 polling centers by the Sudan Liberation Army Front (SLAF)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

South Kordofan: Attack on 3 polling centers by the Sudan Liberation Army Front (SLAF)

Attack on 3 polling centers in South Kordofan State
From Miraya FM, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:06
Last Updated Thursday, 15 April 2010 01:04:
Three polling centers were attacked Wednesday morning in South Kordofan State. A group called the Sudan Liberation Army Front has claimed responsibility. In a press statement to Radio Miraya, the field commander of the group, Abu Baker Mohammed Kadu, said the attacks targeted the areas of Danffara, Heigleig and Al Demulowiya in Al Deab municipality.

Reports stated that a delegation from the state government of South Kordofan is traveling to the area to inspect damages incurred.

On his part, the Chairman of the Sudan Liberation Army Front, Juma Al Wakeil, in an interview with Radio Miraya said that his front does not recognize the current elections because war is still raging in Darfur and South Kordofan. Wakeil also added that both regions are not represented in the central government.

He blasted the government for siphoning oil from these areas for other states like Khartoum and Port Sudan, leaving only oil tragedies in return. Wakeil further said, that the world must know that his front is a revoluntionary force and will continue to fight the system, regardless of the elections.

Meanwhile the Chairman of the State High Elections Committee in South Kordofan, Adam Abdean, told Radio Miraya that an unknown group attacked a vehicle of an electoral candidate's agent, wounding two persons.

He said the area, west of South Kordofan, has been witnessing problems even before the elections.

However, the office manager for the spokesperson of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) Lt Colonel Al Suwarmi Khalid, has denied any attack or clashes in the area. Lt Col. Suwarmi confirmed that no incident has occured and that the electoral process has not been disrupted.

Lt Colonel Al Suwarmi Khliad said the army had only spotted Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) vehicles entering South Kordofan. He assured that the SAF reported this "suspicious" activity to the Joint Defense Council and reaffirmed that this incident did not lead to any military encounter in South Kordofan

Click and listen to Manager to the Spokesperson of the Sudan Armed Forces, Lt Colonel Al Suwarmi Khalid.

Click and listen to Chairman of the Sudan's Liberation Army Front, Juma Al Wakeil.


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