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Chad says Sudan airforce bombed eastern towns
Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:37pm ET

By Betel Miarom

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad on Saturday accused Sudan's air force of bombing four towns along its eastern frontier, but Khartoum dismissed the allegation as propaganda aimed at undermining an uneasy peace between the two neighbors.

Chadian President Idriss Deby's government said Sudan bombed the towns of Bahai, Tine, Karyari and Bamina on Friday, destroying homes and sowing panic among residents just a few kilometers (miles) from the Sudanese frontier.

"The government expects the African Union ... and the United Nations to condemn this bombardment of peaceful Chadian citizens and for them to work to stop the repeated Sudanese attacks against Chad," government spokesman Hourmadji Moussa Doumgor said in a statement.

In a sign of rising tensions only three months after restoring diplomatic ties, Chad's Foreign Minister Ahmat Allam-Mi summoned the Sudanese ambassador for the second time in less than a week to present a protest and demand explanations for the alleged attacks ...
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