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South Sudanese run for cover as Sudan bombs border area

 

Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

A soldier in South Sudan's SPLA army looks up at warplanes as he lies on the ground to take cover beside a road during an air strike by the Sudanese air force in Rubkona, near Bentiu, South Sudan, on April 23, 2012.

Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

A woman runs along a road during an air strike by the Sudanese air force in Rubkona on April 23, 2012.

 

Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Smoke rises after the Sudanese air force fired a missile during an air strike in Rubkona on April 23, 2012.

Reuters reports — Sudanese warplanes carried out air strikes on South Sudan on Monday, killing three people near a southern oil town, residents and military officials said, three days after South Sudan pulled out of a disputed oil field.

A Reuters reporter at the scene, outside the oil town of Bentiu, said he saw a fighter aircraft drop two bombs near a river bridge between Bentiu and the neighboring town of Rubkona. 

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A soldier in South Sudan's SPLA army walks in a market destroyed in an air strike by the Sudanese air force in Rubkona on April 23, 2012.

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A South Sudanese soldier has a bullet removed from his leg in the Rubkona Military Hospital on April 22, 2012.