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Sudan Accuses Israel In Deadly Airstrike


Sudan has accused Israel of carrying out a deadly airstrike Tuesday on a car on Sudan’s eastern Red Sea coast.

Foreign Minister Ali Ahmad Karti said Wednesday that Sudan is, in his words, “absolutely sure” Israel launched the attack, which killed two people near the Port Sudan airport.


Officials have given different accounts of the airstrike — with police saying it was a missile attack and a state official describing it as a bombing carried out by a foreign aircraft.

The two people inside the car have not been identified, and Israel has not responded to the foreign minister’s accusation.

In January 2009, a convoy of arms smugglers was hit by unidentified aircraft in Sudan’s Red Sea state.

The U.S. news magazine Time reported that Israel carried out that attack to stop weapons bound for Gaza.

Israeli officials did not comment publicly on the bombing.

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