The correspondent of Russia Today (RT) in Sudan reported that clashes renewed today on the eastern borders after border areas were targeted by Ethiopian artillery shelling, which prompted the Sudanese army to respond.
The correspondent said that the clash, which took place today at dawn, did not result in deaths or injuries.
The Sudanese-Ethiopian border has been experiencing tension for some time. Sporadic clashes sometimes turned into confrontations between the Sudanese army and Ethiopian militias.
At the end of last week, the Sudanese army announced the killing of 6 of its soldiers as a result of an Ethiopian army attack in the Al-Fashqa border area last Saturday.
Last Saturday, the Sudanese army confirmed that it had repelled an attack by the Ethiopian forces and allied armed groups in Barkat Noreen in the Al-Fashqa Al-Soghra border area.
The Sudanese army said, in a statement, that it inflicted “significant losses in lives and equipment” to the Ethiopian forces, and spoke of the fall of “a number of martyrs” in its forces.
Earlier, the Sudan Tribune newspaper reported, quoting high-ranking military sources, that the Sudanese army responded to the incursion of Ethiopian forces and Amhara militias into Sudanese lands east of Barakat Noreen, at the settlement of Malakawa, at a depth of 17 kilometers.
The newspaper pointed out that the clashes that erupted with heavy weapons continued until noon Saturday.