UN estimates up to 40,000 have fled Sudan's Kadugli

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Between 30,000 and 40,000 people have fled fighting in Kadugli, the capital of Sudan's oil-producing border state of South Kordofan, the United Nations estimated Friday.

"We estimate... that between 30,000 and 40,000 people have fled Kadugli following the events," said Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The UN had said that recent fighting in volatile South Kordofan, between Sudanese government troops and members of the former southern rebel group, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), was currently most fierce in the state capital.

© 2011 AFP

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