* Army says five killed in earlier shelling

* Kadugli has been mostly isolated from fighting

(Adds army comment, background)

KHARTOUM, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Insurgents said they had
shelled the main city in Sudan's oil-producing South Kordofan
state on Wednesday, the second attack on the city this week.

Sudan's army has been battling SPLM-North insurgents in
South Kordofan since June last year, shortly before South Sudan,
which adjoins the state, seceded. But the capital Kadugli has
largely been spared so far.

Khartoum accuses South Sudan of backing the rebels, an
accusation that it denies.

"We are acting in self-defence. The Sudanese army has been
bombing our positions with Antonov planes around Kadugli since
yesterday," SPLM-North spokesman Arnu Lodi said. "We are
shelling military positions in Kadugli."

A local witness told Reuters that four shells had landed in
an eastern suburb of Kadugli on Wednesday morning after some
shelling of the district the previous night. No casualties were

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