Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan visited his country’s border area with Ethiopia on Monday, following an attack that killed six soldiers, according to local media.
Al-Burhan’s visit to Al-Fashqa area comes “to check on the Sudanese soldiers and the situation on the country’s eastern border,” the Sudan Press news portal said.
The Sudanese military has yet to issue an official statement on the visit.
The Sudanese army said Sunday that six soldiers had been killed in an attack in the disputed Al-Fashqa border area with Ethiopia.
With a 1,600-kilometer (994-mile) border, Sudan and Ethiopia recently renewed a dispute on the al-Fashqa Triangle, a decades-long border area lacking definite demarcation.
While Khartoum said on Dec. 31, 2020, that it imposed its control over the Sudanese territory where Ethiopian militias were present, Addis Ababa accuses Sudan’s military of occupying Ethiopian territory, as well, a claim its northern neighbor denies.