October 24th, 2012
11:30 AM ET

Sudan blames Israel for weapons factory blast

Sudan says Israel bombed a weapons factory overnight, killing two people.

Sudanese officials originally said the explosion took place inside the facility near a residential area in southern Khartoum.  But by afternoon, officials announced that the blast came after four airplanes flew overhead.  A resident told CNN he saw two planes and a flash of light coming from them, followed by the sounds of rockets being fired.

“We think Israel did the bombing… to weaken the sovereignty of Sudan and its political will," Information Minister Ahmed Bilal told journalists.

The Israeli military told CNN it had no comment on the accusations.

Sudan has previously blamed Israel for attacks on smugglers bringing weapons into Gaza for use in attacks against Israel.

Meanwhile, as dozens of Palestinian rockets rained down on southern Israel today, the country's air force carried out new raids on positions in Gaza.

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  1. Thomas

    Good for Israel.

    October 24, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      Good for Israel? "Sudan has blamed Israel" and "Israel declines to comment" does not mean that Israel actually did it. Evidence is needed. I'm not saying they didn't do it, but the article does not say they did.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. TBT

    Act of war, sanctions and no fly zone are in order.

    October 24, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • cajr

      maybe they should just flatten gaza and a lot of problems go away.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • TBT

      Actually a little to the NE and the worlds a more peaceful place.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chimo

      I agree, there should be sanctions on Sudan, and ano fly zone over them as well. Since the government of Bashir is a teerist supporting goverment, i'd say Israel has the right to do whatever they think they need to do in order to protect their population from the Islamic hordes

      October 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carl

      Without Israel standing firm, you will soon be overrun by the global jihad, TBT.

      October 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • TBT

      That is a two way street that leads to complete war, it will not be comfortable even on your couch. Your blind support has only destroyed your economy and rights...guess you want to give them more.

      October 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • TBT

      @ Carl with 'friends' like the zionists we need no enemies. I see your global view has been refined to pinpoint accuracy by the completely journalistic MSM.

      October 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carl

      TBT, you are sadly mistaken placing your cards with the Arabs. One only need look to history to see the folly of that gambit. I am a proud zionist and will stand by my words and my positions.

      October 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • TBT

      As is Mr. Pollard who was responsible for the most damage the US intelligence community has suffered in its history. Many who put American first and not lower on the list like yourself will never for this and things like the attack on the USS Liberty as well as many other things.

      October 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    "Sudan has previously blamed Israel for attacks on smugglers bringing weapons into Gaza for use in attacks against Israel."
    Your hands aren't clean, either, Sudan.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. John

    If they were supplying Gaza with weapons then they deserved to be bombed. Who cares!

    October 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rad666

    Just get Americans out of the area and let those in the region destroy each other. THEN send in the drones for survivors.

    October 24, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ES Canuck

    You are bang on Roscoe. How many rockets would hit California from Mexico before a massive military response would take place? Not too many...

    October 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steve

    "Sudan has previously blamed Israel for attacks on smugglers bringing weapons into Gaza for use in attacks against Israel."

    That's like blaming the police for arresting an arsonist before the house burns down...this is a bad thing how?

    October 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hide Behind

    Forget your US Intel and their lushes media fairy tales about Sudan
    South Sudan is the creation of US inteligence agency mainly due to the leadership of one Frank Winters that began some 20 years ago and has spread a trail of blood and gore from Rwanda Central Africa and today using Nigeria the US pays them in just this one program some 10 million a year to place weapons into Soyth Sudan Rebels.
    That the weapons are originally bought from old Doviet Balkan Arms makers who only exist to sell americans. the guns all done under the very eyes of the peace loving UN bureaucrats.
    That over. a millionn Sudanese have died through this man and others within DC policy makers richly rewarded groups only means he is a highly rewarded killer..

    October 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Junaid

    ignorant americans who follow israel blindly... you guys are no better than the taliban

    perhaps if we spent more money on our education system than supply israel with funding we maybe be able to see things with a less extremist view.

    But then again its well known that facts have a liberal bias.

    October 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chimo

      sorry buddy boy, but yolur in the minority here. Get this through your thick skull. Israel is an ally of the U.S., Israel is the only country in that part of the world where true democracy exists. Israel makes huge contributions in science and medicine, literature, the arts, what has been the contributions of the arab countries??? TERRORISM, THAT'S ABOUT IT. Every country that has an islamic majority or even a minority is at war with the other citizens who are not muslim. In today's world Islam is at war with every other religion, now that should tell you something

      October 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • TBT

      Pollard, Lavon, USS Liberty and the list goes on.

      What does Hasbara pay per post?

      October 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • bigdakine

      TBT,

      The Walker Spy RIng

      Robert Hanssen

      ALdrich Ames..

      I'm sorry did you have a point?

      October 25, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hide Behind

    Odd tgat US on one hand says Khartoum is supplying arms from Iran to Gaza but Sudan has its own armament industry.
    Look for an Arab spring in Khartoum before next spring and along withit a ramping up of US proxied S. Sudan humanitarian cries and military increase by loyal us forces.

    October 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Now Why 212

    "Pals Murderous Spree"? How can the Pals be on a Murderous spree if they haven't murdered anyone. the only peole doing any kind of killing are the Israelis.

    October 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      Israelis are indeed people and they have been attacked by Palestinian terrorists for many years. Palestinian terrorism caused thousands of casualties in Israel throughout the years but lately the Israelis managed to develop a pretty effective anti-terrorism system of defense. As a result, the number of Israeli victims of Palestinian terrorism decreased considerably but NOT because the Palestinians did not try to murder Israelis.

      October 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOHNNY

      ISRAEL IS KILLING????
      WE ARE THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC STATE IN THE MIDDLE EAST!,
      DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH SYRIAN KILLED BUY THEY BROTHERS? 30,000 PEOPLE AN IT WILL BE MORE!
      FOR ONE YEAR!!,DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH ARABS TERORIST WAS KILLED BY ISRAEL FOR THIS 30 YEARS
      1,800,SO TELL ME NOW WHO IS MURDER??,
      ARABS TERORISTS BOMB US EVRY DAY WITH MISSILE,THEY BOMB RESTURANT AND CHILDREN BUSES!
      THEY KILL ALL OVER THE WORLD IF YOU DONT ACCEPT THE "SHARIYA",THEY BOMB NEW YORK AND CITIES IN EUROPE!!!PEOPLE OPEN YOUR EYES!!!
      WE ARE ISRAELI WANT PEACE WE DONT WANT WAR,BUT WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IF WE CAN NOT GO OUTSIDE,
      AND CHILDREN CAN NOT GO TO SCHOOL BECAUSE THE HAMHAS BOMBING US BY WEPPON THAT COME FROM IRAN/SUDAN????CAN YOU LIVE WITH THAT CAN YOU ACCEPT BOMBING YOUR CITY EVRY DAY???

      October 25, 2012 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. JAS

    Just don't understand why Israel doesn't turn Gaza into an inferno and get it over with. Maybe take out some of the other surrounding areas while they are at it.

    October 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • TBT

      Perhaps because they have not finished bleeding you dry....you still have more to give them.

      October 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      This is because Israelis value Arab lives way more than the Arabs themselves.

      October 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Carl

    Hey 212, terror is murder. That's what the Palestinians have done for decades and continue to perpetrate. They have murdered people in their homes, on buses, in schools, in nightclubs and pizzarias, conducting religious ceremonies and basically just going about their normal lives. That is the definition of terror. It is murder.

    October 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • ibuk

      Israel has also murdered people in their homes, on buses, in schools, in nightclubs and pizzarias, conducting religious ceremonies and basically just going about their normal lives on pretty much a daily basis. It is also murder. By your definition Israel is also a terrorist. But because their money talks no one will stand up and do anything about it.

      October 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      In your dreams, ibuk, in your dreams... You see, Israel NEVER TARGETED UNARMED CIVILIANS. Fighting the enemy during a war is NOT murder by any definition.

      October 25, 2012 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinker23

      In your dreams, ibuk, in your dreams... You see, Israel NEVER TARGETED UNARMED CIVILIANS. Fighting the enemy during a war is NOT murder by any definition...

      October 25, 2012 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
    • bigdakine

      Back up your claims, ibuk.

      Please list anyone killed in a pizza parlor by an Israeli raid for example.

      You are projecting.

      October 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      I call terror soldiers confiscating your house, imprisoning without trial, claiming your land at the barrel of a gun and shooting those who resist. This is indeed terror.

      October 25, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Carl

    Curious what sort of people place weapons factories in residential neighborhoods. Kind of like Hamas and Hezbollah converting schools, hospitals and mosques into military storehouses. It takes an evil and maniacal mind to so jeopardize one's own civilian populace.

    October 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Kent

    Where is Hans "Bricks" and his angry letters when we need him...

    October 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
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