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October 24, 2012 9:32 am

Sudan Blames Israel for Fire at Arms Factory

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The fire at a Sudanese weapons factory.

Sudan on Tuesday accused Israel of blowing up an arms factory in Khartoum. The site was attacked by four military planes, causing some minor hospitalizations but not fatalities, as was originally reported. However, Sudanese Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman has since said two people have been killed.

“Four military planes attacked the Yarmouk plant… We believe that Israel is behind it…Sudan reserves the right to strike back at Israel,” said Osman, according to Yedioth Ahronoth. He added that the planes approached the site from the east.

This is not the first time that Sudan has accused Israel of such strikes, and experts say Sudan is being used as an arms smuggling route to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. As was the case for previous accusations by Sudan, Israel has refused to either admit or deny involvement.

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