Missile kills 2 people in eastern Sudan: police

Updated: 2011-04-06 09:25


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KHARTOUM - An unknown missile, which was fired from the Red Sea on Tuesday evening, destroyed a civil car and killed two people onboard in Port-Sudan city in eastern Sudan, Sudanese police said in a statement.

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The statement, a copy of which was obtained by Xinhua late Tuesday, said that "a civil vehicle was destroyed on the main road leading to Port-Sudan city with unknown missile fired from inside the Red Sea. Two roasted bodies were found inside the car."

The police said a specialized team had been sent to investigate the incident.

Earlier, eyewitnesses said an unidentified military plane bombarded a civil vehicle in Port-Sudan city in eastern Sudan and killed two civilians.

According to a report by the Sudanese Media Center (SMC), the incident took place at 9:00 pm local time (1800 GMT), and the airplane was a "foreign" one.

"The air defenses responded to the plane with intensive fire forcing it to escape from the Sudanese airspace. The air defense could not identify the plane, but affirmed that it was a foreign plane," added the report.

The SMC quoted Mustafa Minder, a member of parliament from Port-Sudan, as saying that "the aircraft kept pursuing the vehicle until it bombarded it."

He further explained that eyewitnesses were following the plane until it bombarded the vehicle.


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