Sudan denies bombing church hospital in Kordofan
By James Shimanyula, Thursday, May 08, 2014
NAIROBI – Sudan on Thursday denied claims by a Bishop that Sudanese military aircraft had bombed a church hospital in the country's North Kordofan State.
"Our army has never targeted hospitals or churches," Ahmed Osman Babiker, the press attaché at the Sudanese embassy in Nairobi, told Anadolu Agency.
On Wednesday, Bishop Macram Max Gassis, the head of the Catholic Church in Al-Ubayyid, capital of North Kordofan State, claimed that Sudanese military aircraft had bombed a church hospital, injuring two people and causing extensive destruction.
But Babiker termed the accusations as "untrue" and "baseless".
"It is sheer fabrication. Pure figment of the Bishop's imagination," he said, going on to describe the claims as a "fabrication intended to distort and destroy the image of Sudan".
Pressed by AA why a respected Bishop had the effrontery of telling lies against Khartoum, Babiker replied that "I don't know why he decided to fabricate such lies".
"I reiterate that this is totally untrue and baseless. It is sheer fabrication intended to distort and destroy the image of Sudan," he said.
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