Ethiopia denies Sudan's accusation it executed Sudanese soldiers, civilian
World08:3328 June, 2022

Sudan's foreign ministry said the men had been seized on Sudanese territory 

Ethiopia denies Sudan's accusation it executed Sudanese soldiers, civilian
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Ethiopia on Monday denied Sudan's accusation that its army had captured and executed seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian, instead blaming the killings on a local militia, Qazet.az reports.

Skirmishes between the neighbouring countries have erupted in recent years over the contested and fertile al-Fashqa border region.

Sudan's foreign ministry said on Monday the men had been seized on Sudanese territory on June 22 and taken into Ethiopia where they were killed.

In a statement on Monday, Ethiopia's foreign ministry said the facts of the incident were misrepresented and that the deaths were a result of a skirmish between Sudanese soldiers, who they said had staged an incursion into Ethiopian land, and a local militia.

The incident would be investigated, it said.

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