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American in Sudan Gives Email Account of Bombing by Sudanese Government

Update-May 11, 2012 – Today I was targeted.
Today at exactly 9:50am the Government of Sudan targeted my wife and I in our house.  An Antonov airplane flew over the house dropping a total of six bombs in a row.  The first bomb landed 30 meters to the west of our house and the second about 50 meters east of our house and the rest of the bombs landed in a line from the first two bombs.
Some friends were visiting me in my house when I heard a Sudanese Government Antonov Airplane.  I went outside and noticed the plane was coming directly for my house.  When I saw the plane coming directly over me, my friends and I  ran behind the house and laid down as quick as possible.  We could hear the bombs falling through the air and within seconds there was a huge explosion less than 30 meters from where we were laying down.  My wife was visiting our neighbor at the time of the bombing.  She also took cover behind a rock very close to where the third bomb exploded.  She saw a large piece of shrapnel fly over her as she laid down.  After all six bombs exploded the plane went back towards the north.
I rushed to find my wife and we were both relieved that neither of us was hurt and we quickly checked with people in the area if any one was wounded or killed by the bombing.  Despite all six bombs landing near homes, only one 75 year old woman named Halima had a small wound on her head.  After treating the old woman’s wound, we then assessed the damage at our house.  Some shrapnel from the first bomb hit our house, causing minor damage to the outside wall and punching a hole in our roof.  My wife and I sat and prayed to thank God that we were ok.

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