22 Soldiers Die in South Sudan-Sudan Border Battle
A clash between Sudan and South Sudan troops kills 22 soldiers as combat spreads into a new area along the nations' tense border.
April 18, 2012
(AP) Juba - South Sudan's government spokesman Barnaba Marial Benjamin said Wednesday that the fighting took place near the town of Meiram, along the border with Sudan's South Kordofan state and South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.
Benjamin said the clash started when a Sudan soldier shot a South Sudan soldier who was getting water from the river that divides the two sides. Benjamin said seven South Sudan soldiers and 15 Sudan soldiers were killed.
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