Small fire breaks out near Khartoum arms factory

By REUTERS
October 26, 2012 22:19

KHARTOUM - A small fire broke out on Friday near Sudan's biggest arms factory in the capital Khartoum, a witness and state media said, two days after Sudan accused Israel of bombing the site.

Sudan, which analysts say is used as an arms-smuggling route to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip via neighboring Egypt, said on Wednesday an Israeli air strike had caused a huge explosion and fire at the plant. Israel has declined to comment.

Black smoke rose from the area of the heavily-guarded Yarmouk factory compound, a Reuters reporter said, but the fire appeared to be small without any explosions in contrast to the large flames and blasts on Tuesday night.

It was impossible to get closer to the gated site.


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