Catholic bishop: Sudan tried to bomb hospital

AP News
Posted: May 05, 2014 9:41 AM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Catholic bishop says that Sudanese war planes deliberately targeted and bombed a Catholic hospital in a region of southern Sudan where government troops and rebel forces are fighting.

Bishop Macram Max Gassis said Monday that the bombings Thursday and Friday in the Nuba Mountains are an outrage. Gassis asked Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to ensure the hospital is protected from future attacks.

An American doctor who works at the Mother of Mercy Hospital, Tom Catena, told the news website Nuba Reports that Sudan's government wants the people of the region to leave, so the military is trying to destroy infrastructure and "demoralize everybody."

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Nuba Reports said that at least one person was wounded. No deaths were reported.

Gassis said the before the bombs military drones flew over the area.