At least 35 people have been killed after a crowded market in Sudan’s capital was hit with “explosive weapons”, a medical charity says.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) described it as “carnage”, saying that more than 60 people had also been wounded in the attack.

Local residents say a military aircraft bombarded the Qouro market in southern Khartoum yesterday.

Rival military factions have been fighting since April.

On Sunday MSF’s emergency co-ordinator Marie Burton said Khartoum “has been at war for almost six months”.
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.

About five million people have been forced to flee their homes, and thousands have been killed. Khartoum and the western region of Darfur have been worst hit by the conflict.

The RSF controls much of Khartoum and the adjoining cities of Omdurman and Bahri.

The military has repeatedly carried out air strikes in a bid to regain control of the cities.

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