Military planes bombed plant, claims Sudan
SUDAN has blamed Israel for an attack on an arms factory by four military planes.
Witnesses reported explosions at the plant, which burst into flames late on Tuesday. Some people were taken to hospital after inhaling smoke but there were no casualties, state news said.
“Four military planes attacked the Yarmouk plant,” information minister Ahmed Belal Osman said, 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.
Israel was blamed for a bomb attack in Port Sudan in May in which one person was killed.
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