Khartoum: Sudan on Saturday strongly denied charges that it carried out attacks across its border with the south, including on a refugee camp, saying the international condemnation was based on false information.

"I confirm that the Sudanese Armed Forces didn't have any operations in this area," SAF spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saad was quoted as saying by the semi-official Sudan Media Centre (SMC).
     
"The allegations by the UNHCR and the condemnation by the White House are based on false information," he added.
     
The UN refugee agency and the United States had earlier denounced the alleged bombing of the Yida refugee camp, which is close to the north-south border.
     
The United Nations says the camp is sheltering around 20,000 refugees who fled the violence in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan, where fighting between the SAF and southern-aligned rebels has raged for months. Southern officials, including the Sudan People's Liberation Army, have squarely blamed the Sudanese army for a cross-border air strike in Unity state Friday and for a deadly ground attack on a military base in Upper Nile.

The Foreign Ministry in Khartoum also rejected the claims and insisted there were no Sudanese refugees in South Sudan, saying that those sheltering at Yida and elsewhere across the north-south border were "rebel groups."

(Agencies)