Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Israel behind attack on car near Port Sudan?
"This is absolutely an Israeli attack," he told reporters.
He said Israel undertook the attack in order scupper Sudan's chances of being removed from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.
One of the two people killed in the strike was a Sudanese citizen who had no ties to Islamists or the government, he said.
Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor declined to comment on the accusation.
The car, said to be a Hyundai Sonata, was hit about 15km (nine miles) south of Port Sudan on Tuesday. Sudanese officials have offered different versions on how the strike was carried out. Police say a missile struck the car near the port city, but a state government official blamed a bombing by a foreign aircraft that flew in from the Red Sea.
In 2009 an unknown aircraft attacked a convoy of suspected arms smugglers on a remote road in the east, which some reports said may have been carried out by Israel to stop weapons bound for Gaza. Some 119 peoplewere killed in the raid.