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US Condemns Oil Well Bombings in South Sudan

File photo. Hemera/Thinkstock(KHARTOUM, Sudan) -- The United States on Thursday condemned bomb attacks in South Sudan.

While Sudan officials denied any involvement in the bombing of two oil wells in the newly created state, South Sudan officials say Sudanese warplanes bombed an area in Unity State near the countries’ shared border, reports Voice of America. The attack is the latest in escalating tensions between the two states over the southern country’s oil-rich resources.

The U.S. State Department called for an end to the attacks.

“We now have aerial bombardment. We have a considerable escalation of tensions. And we wanted to give a message to both sides,” said State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland.

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