Sudan accuses Ethiopia of executing seven Sudanese soldiers, one civilian
KHARTOUM – Sudan’s military accused Ethiopia’s army of executing seven Sudanese soldiers and a civilian who was captured, the Sudanese armed forces said in a statement on Sunday.
The Sudanese army also accused Ethiopia of displaying the bodies of the executed people to the public and promised there would be “an appropriate response”.
“This treacherous act will not pass without a response,” it said.
There was no immediate response from Ethiopian authorities to a request for comment.
Tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia have been high in recent years due to a spillover of the conflict into Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region and Ethiopia’s construction of a giant hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile.
Tens of thousands of refugees have fled into eastern Sudan and there have been military skirmishes in an area of disputed farmland along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia.