Arab news outlets claim Israel bombed a weapons depot near Khartoum. Sudanese army officials deny this, but claim they fired at a “plane or missile” in the sky.
By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News
Arab media outlets reported Wednesday morning that explosions occurred at facilities at Omdurman in Sudan, near the capital of Khartoum, claiming they were caused by airstrikes carried out by the Israeli Air Force (IAF).
The Al-Arabia news site referred to a “foreign entity” that conducted the attack. The exact nature of the facilities that were hit is unclear. Some reports describe them as storage terminals, while others say that factories went up in flames.
The IDF has remained silent on the issue, and no news site has quoted officials as confirming the reports.
The Sudan Tribune, on Twitter, cited eyewitnesses as saying they saw flames in the sky and that their houses, a few miles away from the blast site, shook from the impact.
Speaking to Sky News in Arabic, a Sudanese military spokesman denied the reports of explosions at Sudanese military installations. He also claimed that the Sudanese army was successful in intercepting a flying object, “something similar to an airplane or a missile.”
Sudan has been a depot for weapons intended for terror organizations in the Sinai and Gaza Strip en route from Iran.
Sudan claimed in 2012 that Israeli airstrikes caused an explosion and fire at a military factory south of Khartoum, killing two people. Israeli officials did not respond to requests for comment at the time.