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February 21, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – A Sudanese army war plane mistakenly killed four civilians including children and women in South Darfur state on Thursday, a local official acknowledged .

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A Russian-supplied Mi-24 attack helicopter redeployed to El Geneina airport from Nyala, Darfur (photo released by Amnesty in 2007)

The incident took place in Dreib Al Rieh, 31kms south-east of Nyala, when an airplane chasing rebels launched a bomb in the market of the village, instantly killing four people and wounding 10 others.

The deputy governor, Abdel Karim Musa, took part in the funerals held in Nyala for the four victims and asserted that the incident was a mistake, inconsistent with the government’s objective of providing security and safety to Darfur people.

He said that the government had decided to form a committee to investigate the accidental killing of the four civilians.

Local officials say the rebels entered into the village and left it quickly after the airstrike.

The Sudanese army (SAF) is accused of repeatedly killing civilians in its air attacks on rebel groups. However, in an unusual move following the latest incident on Thursday, authorities this time admitted their responsibility.

Three historical rebel groups are fighting the Sudanese government in Darfur 10 years after the start of the conflict in February 2003.

The government signed a peace deal in July 2011 with the Liberation and Justice Movement, gathering dissidents of these groups. Another splinter group is also holding talks with Khartoum in the Qatari capital, Doha.

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  • 22 February 2013 06:42, by zulu

    THAT IS WAR CRIME AND IT IS NOT THE FIRST TIME, NOR WILL IT BE THE LAST TIME. IT HAS BEEN THIS KIND OF COWARDICE ACT THAT PERPETUATES HATE AND DIVISION. LEFT UNPUNISHED, THIS REGIME WILL CONTINUE TO RAPE, TORTURE, KILL AND DESTROY INNOCENT CIVILIAN LIVES. THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MUST STRONGLY CONDEMN THIS BARBARIC ACT

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  • 22 February 2013 06:47, by omoni jr.

    who said it was carried out by mistake??
    Terrorists discharged and exercised their regular work of terrorism. This is the same place where the second genocide started after south-sudan,and you blindly called it by mistake.
    Terrorist,please deceive those who does not know you. But unfortunately even five years old kids know You [NCP] thugs/ hooligans of modern days.

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  • 22 February 2013 06:52, by Alier

    The report just sound disingenuous, didn’t they know the plane was over the market when they dropped the bomb anyway? Are those the only civilians they mistakenly killed since the war started you know when decade or more ago? When is the last time Sudanese army made admission of guilt for killed civilians whether be it in South Sudan or in Darfur, Kordofans and Blue Nile?

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    • 22 February 2013 20:49, by Kalo

      Two days ago,they also bombed Kadugli town,is it by mistake also,this is ridiculous.

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