The explosion occurred on Saturday afternoon at the airport of the Sudanese capital Khartoum, presumably at a jet fuel depot, local sources said.
“Sounds of strong explosions were heard in the area of Khartoum International Airport. Presumably, there was an explosion at the jet fuel depot at the airport,” the sources said.
The sources also say that on Saturday, the warring parties in Sudan – the army and the Rapid Reaction Forces (RRF, militias) – exchanged blows on each other’s positions in the capital province of Khartoum.
Since April 15, fighting has been going on in Sudan between the RRF under the command of Daglo and the regular army. The parties exchange conflicting statements about the successes in military operations and control over objects, having launched a large-scale information war in the media and social networks. At the end of July, the parties to the conflict stopped negotiations that had been taking place since May in Saudi Jeddah. More than 3.4 million people are internally displaced in Sudan, according to the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM), and more than one million have fled the country since the conflict began. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said that months of fighting in the country could lead to disease outbreaks and a fatal collapse of the healthcare system.