KHARTOUM - Rebels from Sudan's Darfur region on Monday said they seized a government military compound just across the Darfur state border in South Kordofan.
The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said it took control of the base near the Abu Jabar oil field but its spokesman, Gibril Adam Bilal, had no information on rebel or government casualties.
"Now there is fighting between our troops and SAF in another area" nearby, Bilal said.
The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) spokesman could not be reached for comment.
The alleged clash comes after South Sudan said on Saturday it was cancelling planned face-to-face peace talks with Sudan after accusing Khartoum of launching a new air raid on its territory.
Two people were wounded in the strike against Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, which borders southeastern Darfur, South Sudan's military spokesman said.
One of Sudan's negotiators to the African Union-led talks, Omar Dahab, denied the bombing, saying SAF had responded inside its own territory to an attempted JEM attack.
Last year, the government signed a peace deal in Doha with an alliance of Darfur rebel splinter factions but JEM and other key rebels in Darfur refused to participate.
They later joined insurgents from South Kordofan and Blue Nile states in a Revolutionary Front to overthrow the Khartoum regime.
Khartoum accuses South Sudan of backing the South Kordofan and Blue Nile insurgencies and also of working with the JEM rebels.
The South denies supporting the rebels but suspected JEM fighters were seen alongside its troops during border fighting between Sudan and South Sudan in April, although JEM denied involvement.
South Sudan accuses the north of backing insurgents in the South as well.
The UN has called on both sides to halt the practice, under a May 2 Security Council resolution which ordered a ceasefire along the border.
The resolution gave the two sides until August 2 to settle critical issues, including a dispute over oil, unresolved after the South's separation in July last year.
At the talks in Addis Ababa on Monday South Sudan set out a proposed deal with Sudan.