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Southern army officers in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state in Sudan on Saturday peer into a bomb crater created from one of the bombs dropped by the northern Sudanese army on a southern army base in the disputed border zone of Kiir Adem, where southern Sudan meets Darfur. The northern Sudanese army has launched a series of aerial bombardments in this disputed zone over the past month, and the southern army says it will not respond to these provocations in order to protect the rights of southern Sudanese to participate peacefully in their January independence referendum.
Sudan People's Liberation Army Col. Wieu Pal Padiet Deng, one of the top southern army officers in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, holds remnants of munitions dropped by the northern Sudanese army on Kiir Adem on Saturday. Officials in the Khartoum-based north deny bombing areas under southern control and instead say southern officials are hosting Darfur rebels.