Sudanese authorities say Darfur rebels killed 41 people in a raid this week on a police garrison in the Kordofan region.
The two largest rebel groups fighting the government - the Sudanese Liberation Movement and the Justice and Equality Movement - have both claimed responsibility for the attack. They targeted a police garrison Wednesday in the town of Wad Banda - about 600 kilometers southwest of the capital of Khartoum, and just outside war-torn Darfur.
The Sudanese government says police and troops captured some of the raiders, but did not say how many they caught.
More than four years of fighting between rebels, the government and militia groups has killed an estimated 200,000 people and displaced more than two million others.
Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.