Turkish evacuation military plane shot at in Sudan

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A Turkish military plane sent to war-torn Sudan to evacuate the country’s citizens came under fire in the country on Friday.

The Turkish Ministry of Defence said in a statement that the plane, Turkish C-130, which headed to Wadi Seidna Air Base in Khartoum, came under small arms fire in the Sudanese capital.

The plane, however, landed safely with no casualties reported, the statement added.

The Sudanese Army had accused the rival paramilitary unit, Rapid Support Forces (RSF), of shooting the aircraft.

Read also:Over 7,000 persons evacuated from Sudan stranded at Egypt border

The RSF had since dismissed the claim in a statement and berated the Sudanese army for spreading lies.

The statement read: “Our forces have remained strictly committed to the humanitarian truce that we agreed upon since midnight, and it is not true that we targeted any aircraft in the sky of Wadi Seidna in Omdurman.

“How can it be reasonable for our forces to attack a Turkish evacuation plane while it was us who protected the mission in recent days and helped evacuations in all districts of the capital.”

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