JUBA (AFP) - Sudanese air raids killed 17 people in the South Sudan border state of Western Bahr al-Ghazal on Thursday, the new nation's military said, but Khartoum dismissed the allegation. "Those who are killed are innocent civilians who are looking after their cattle," South Sudan's military spokesman Philip Aguer told AFP. He said the casualties came on the second day of bombing in the area around Boro El Madina. "This information is completely incorrect," the Sudanese military spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saad said in Khartoum. In a separate statement, Sudan's foreign ministry alleged that 350 members of a Darfur-based rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), had crossed into South Sudan on Wednesday.