Sudan accused Ethiopia’s army of capturing and executing seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian. Ethiopian official denied any such incident. Sudan’s foreign ministry said the men had been seized on Sudanese territory on June 22 and taken into Ethiopia and have been executed.
KHARTOUM June 27: Sudan accused Ethiopia’s army of capturing and executing seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian, though a senior Ethiopian official denied that any such incident had taken place.
Sudan’s foreign ministry said on Monday the men had been seized on Sudanese territory on June 22 and taken into Ethiopia where they were killed. The ministry said Monday that Ethiopian forces had captured troops from Sudanese territory on June 22. The soldiers were captured in a border region near the disputed area of Al-Fashaga.
Al-Fashaga is a district of Al Qadarif state, Sudan. The capital is Showak. The district has very fertile agricultural land and forms a disputed region between Ethiopia and Sudan.
The ministry said it was summoning the Ethiopian ambassador in Khartoum, calling its own ambassador back from Addis Ababa for discussions, and preparing a formal complaint to the U.N. Security Council.
Sudan’s army late on Sunday accused Ethiopia of displaying the bodies in public. “This treacherous act will not pass without a response,” the military said in a statement.