Sudan’s military on Sunday said an attempted incursion by Ethiopian forces in the border area between Sudan and Ethiopia was prevented.
Without giving further details, a military statement said the Ethiopian forces had been forced to retreat from the Umm Barakit area.
Addressing reporters, the head of Sudan’s military, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said the incident took place on Saturday.
Since the outbreak of a conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region last year that sent thousands of refugees into eastern Sudan, tensions along the border between Sudan and Ethiopia have escalated.
The tensions have focused on al-Fashqa; an area of fertile farmland where the border is disputed