Sudan blames foreigners for Khartoum explosion

Sudanese police have blamed foreigners from Arab states for the bomb explosion in Khartoum on Sunday.

Police sources Monday told the Africareview that Egyptian and Syrian passports were found in the apartment where the blast happened.

A source, who asked for anonymity because he is not authorised to talk to the media, said that the police were tracking down the suspects and would be making arrests soon.

Raided the apartment

A police press release on Sunday said the minor explosion happened in the Arkaweet neighbourhood.

It further said that the police had found explosive materials at the scene of the incident.

"A unit from the police and other security organs have raided the apartment where the blast happened and found some explosive materials and passports of some foreigners at the scene of the incident,’’ the police statement read.

Two decades

"One of the suspects was wounded while they assembled the bomb, but has escaped from hospital,’’ it added.

Egyptian media recently claimed that members of terrorist cells arrested in Cairo last month came from Sudan.

Sudan has dismissed the claims.

The US has lifted the two decades of sanctions imposed on Sudan, but Khartoum was still on the American list of the countries allegedly sponsoring terrorism.

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