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.

Sudanese Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman told reporters that the four military planes that attacked the plant belonged to Israel.

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

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

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