Sudanese army on Monday said it repulsed an attack by the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM)/northern sector against Al-Farshaya area in South Kordofan State, official SUNA news agency reported.
"The armed forces are ready to repulse any attack by the traitors," Al-Saddiq Ahmed Al-Zubair, Commander of 54th army Brigade in Dalenj town in South Kordofan, was quoted as saying.
He said the rebels of the SPLM/northern sector infiltrated to loot the properties of the citizens at Al-Farshaya area, north of Dalenj town.
He said the army inflicted heavy loss on the attackers, pointing out that the attackers fled the area, leaving behind many of them dead and others injured, and the situation at the area was "under control."
The SPLM/northern sector has been fighting the Sudanese army in South Kordofan and Blue Nile areas since 2011.
In November last year, the last official round of talks between the Sudanese government and the rebels of the SPLM/northern sector was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but the two sides failed to reach agreement.