Nine civilians were killed and 13 injured in two separate attacks yesterday. These bombings occurred the same day negotiations began in Addis Ababa between representatives of SPLM-N and the Sudan Government.
At 9:00am a Sudan Su-24 jet dropped 12 bombs in Um Dullu village of Um Dorian county. A Nuba Reports’ journalist spoke with Bashir Sahibe, a 30 year old shop owner in Um Dullu, who witnessed the account. 11 of the 13 wounded were severely injured.
Again at 3:40pm in Tabanya, Nuba Reports’ journalist Ahmed Khatir witnessed yesterday’s second attack. The jet dropped 9 bombs at the Tabanya Primary school. The Su-24 jet then circled back, dropping an additional 9 bombs in a pasture killing 13 cows. Ahmed described jets dropping a group of 3 bombs attached to one parachute. Ahmed said the two smaller bombs separated from the parachute and exploded before the larger detonated on impact. One of the bombs in Tabanya did not explode. It appears to be a Russian-made RBK 500kg bomb.
The bombings are the latest assault leading up the meetings in Addis. Earlier this week 27 parachute bombs were dropped within two days in the Buram and Heiban counties of South Kordofan.