| 27 September 2023, Wednesday |

Sudan conflict: Dozens killed in attack on Khartoum market, medics say

According to a medical charity, at least 35 people were murdered in a “explosive weapons” attack on a busy market in Sudan’s capital.

The incident was described as “carnage” by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), who also stated that more than 60 persons were injured.

According to witnesses, a military plane bombed the Qouro market in southern Khartoum on Sunday.

Since April, rival military forces have been battling.

MSF’s emergency co-ordinator, Marie Burton, stated on Sunday that Khartoum “has been at war for nearly six months.”

“But still, the volunteers and medical personnel in Bashair hospital are shocked and overwhelmed by the scale of horror that struck the city” on Sunday, she added on X, formerly Twitter.

MSF said “explosive weapons” had hit the market and that air strikes and shelling continued in “another day of unthinkable suffering and loss of life”.

“We’re trying to save the lives of people whose body parts have been ripped off by the explosion. It was a carnage,” MSF added.

Sudan plunged into a civil war in April after army chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the commander of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Gen Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo fell out.