UN Security Council condemns rebel attacks on Khartoum government
The UN Security Council "strongly condemned" Tuesday the attacks by an African rebel group against the Sudanese government in Omdurman and urged an immediate end to all violence, dpa reported.
The council issued the statement following Saturday's attacks by the Justice and Equality Movement, one of the rebel groups fighting Khartoum in the troubled Darfur region.
The council warned against retaliation on the civilian population, saying it would have an impact on the stability of the region.
"The Security Council reiterates the urgent need for all parties to engage fully and constructively in the political process," the statement said.
"The Security Council strongly condemns all attempts at destabilization by force, and reaffirms its commitment to the sovereignty, unity, independence and territorial integrity of Sudan," it said.