Sudan summons Chadad envoy over cross-border attack

Sudan summons Chadad envoy over cross-border attack

MARWAN ALI AP KHARTOUM - Sudan summoned the Chadian ambassador to Sudan on Saturday to protest what it called a cross-border attack by Chadian armed groups that killed at least 18 Sudanese civilians, official SUNA news agency reported.

According to SUNA, Sudanese acting foreign minister Ali Al-Sadiq demanded that Chad arrest the assailants and return the hundreds of stolen camels as soon as possible.

The Chadian ambassador said his country would spare no effort in maintaining and developing relations with Sudan in a manner that serves security, peace and stability and will not allow whatever may happen to this relationship. A day earlier, Sudan's Transitional Sovereign Council said Chadian armed groups killed 18 Sudanese civilians and stole 220 camels in an attack on a border village in Sudan's West Darfur State on Thursday.

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Sudan and Chad share a border that stretches for as long as 1,350 km.