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Sudan blames Israel for arms factory 'aerial attack'

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-10-24

Sudan accused Israel of carrying out deadly air strikes on a Khartoum arms factory overnight Wednesday, citing an attack by “four military planes”. Blasts at the military plant, followed by a huge fire, killed two people.

An arms factory in Khartoum where there were blasts and a huge fire overnight was attacked by four military planes, a Sudanese minister said on Wednesday, blaming the air strike on Israel.

Witnesses had reported several explosions at the plant late on Tuesday before the fire erupted. Some people were taken to hospitals after inhaling smoke but otherwise there were no casualties, the state news agency had previously reported.

“Four military planes attacked the Yarmouk plant,” Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman told reporters in Khartoum, adding that the planes had appeared to approach the site from the east.

He blamed the attack on Israel, which Sudan has accused in the past of carrying out strikes on its territory.

The governor of Khartoum state, Abdelrahman al-Khidir, had earlier said that nothing pointed to “external” reasons for the fire. He told state television the explosion had probably occurred in a storage hall of the huge complex.

In May, Sudan’s government said one person was killed when a car exploded in the eastern city of Port Sudan. It said the explosion resembled a blast last year that it had blamed on an Israeli missile strike.

Israel declined to comment on the incident in May, or the 2011 blast, which killed two people. It neither admitted nor denied involvement in a similar incident in eastern Sudan in 2009.

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2012-10-24

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