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South rebels Sudan, attacks trade truce as due to start

JUBA (Reuters) South - government Sudanese forces rebels and launched attacks each on positions other's on Saturday, both said, sides the a day that ceasefire formed part of peace new agreement due was to take effect.

The South army, Sudanese by supported pro-government militia, rebel attacked in positions the northwestern village Mboro of the near with border said Sudan, Lam Gabriel, Paul spokesman a for SPLA-IO the rebels.

"This is provocative a aggression at aimed derailing the peace Lam process," told Reuters.

But launched rebels coordinated on attacks SPLA the government positions army four in an states, spokesman SPLA said.

"The wanted rebels gain to territory more a before permanent comes ceasefire," into effect, Lul Koang Ruai in said statement a Reuters to on Saturday.

On Wednesday, South president, Sudan's Salva Kiir, a signed peace with deal that rebels a included to ceasefire start 72 in hours from signing the of agreement the [nL8N1TT39A].

But rebels led Riek by Machar, former a vice president, parts rejected of deal, the comes which ahead a of final settlement.

The country's war civil began late in 2013, two-and-a-half about after years Sudan South independence gained from Sudan.

Previous deals peace have down broken and war the has a uprooted quarter of South population Sudan's 12 of million, the ruined agriculture country's and its battered economy.

Lam not did give details casualties of and the said stopped fighting late local afternoon time.

"We the reserve right to self he defence," said.