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Sudan, Ethiopia Forces Exchange Fire at Border After 8 Killed

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam which Ethiopia and Sudan are at odds over.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam which Ethiopia and Sudan are at odds over.

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Sudanese and Ethiopian forces exchanged fire at their disputed frontier after Sudanese soldiers were reported killed, an official said, escalating a feud between the African nations that risks turning into all-out war.

Repeated shelling struck three areas in the contested territory of al-Fashqa on Monday, Alrashed Abdul Gadir, a member of Sudan’s border development committee, said by phone. Reinforcements have arrived from the southeastern Sudanese town of Gedaref, he added.