Sudan accuses Israel of missile attack

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The Independent Online

Sudan accused Israel of launching a missile strike that killed two people near its main port city, in an attack that raised concerns about Khartoum's ability to stop arms trafficking across its remote east.

Analysts say weapons are smuggled to Hamas-run Gaza through desert routes in Sudan's east, and reports said Israel was behind an air strike on a convoy of suspected arms smugglers in the region in 2009. Israel has never admitted or denied this. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor declined to comment on the accusation.