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South Sudan accuses Sudan of breaking peace pact


JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudan is accusing its northern neighbor Sudan of violating a non-aggression agreement between the two nations just hours after it was signed.

South Sudanese military officials on Tuesday said Sudan launched an attack early Saturday on the disputed border town of Jau.

Military spokesman Col. Philip Aguer says the area was shelled by Sudanese Armed Forces and then bombed by the Sudanese Air Force during the day.

Jau lies on the border of South Sudan's Unity State and Sudan's South Kordofan state and has been claimed by both countries.

Sudan is currently battling the SPLM-North, a rebel group that was linked to South Sudan's Southern People's Liberation Movement before the country gained independence in July.

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