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    Sudan Blames Israel for Blast

    It looks like the Israeli-Palestinian flare-up has ensnared at least one nearby country. Sudan has accused Israel of airstrikes that caused an explosion at an arms factory in the country’s capital overnight. Officials said no one died in the explosion, though nearby buildings were reportedly damaged. A Sudanese minister said the airstrikes appeared to come from the east, where Israel and Palestine have been exchanging crossfire in recent days. In 2009 an airstrike targeting a weapons convoy in northeastern Sudan was widely believed to be carried out by Israel, which suspected the weapons shipment was en route to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. Israel never denied the attack.

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