Sudan accuses Israel of attack on arms factory

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Sudan blamed Israel for an attack on an arms factory in Khartoum.

The attack late Tuesday night sparked explosions and a massive fire, according to reports.

Sudan’s Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman told reporters that four military planes attacked the plant. He said the planes belonged to Israel.

It is not the first time that Sudan has accused Israel of bombing its territory.

Israel was accused of attacking a weapons convoy travelling from Sudan to the Gaza Strip in December, 2011, and of a similar attack in 2009. It was also accused of targeting a car carrying a high-ranking Hamas official last spring, as well as other targeted attacks on vehicles. 

Sudan is reportedly a transit spot for weapons smuggling, and is a center for al-Qaida terrorists. 

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