September 23, 2023

By Nimi Princewill | CNN

Sudan’s warring factions have traded blame over an enormous blaze that engulfed landmark towers within the capital Khartoum, amid fierce combating within the battle between the nation’s armed forces and a paramilitary group.

Black smoke billowed from the 18-story Better Nile Petroleum Oil Firm tower on Sunday as hearth ripped via the glass facade skyscraper.

Different towers – housing the nation’s justice ministry, its tax authority and the Requirements and Metrology Group – additionally went up in flames, images and videos posted on X, previously Twitter, by native media confirmed.

It’s not instantly identified what induced the fires or if any lives have been misplaced.

In a statement on Monday, the overseas ministry, which managed by the Sudanese navy, accused the paramilitary Fast Help Forces (RSF) of “focusing on a lot of main and vital financial establishments and industrial buildings within the nation” over the previous two days.

The RSF earlier blamed the Sudanese Armed Forces for finishing up “targeted attacks in Khartoum,” which it claimed “have impacted crucial amenities” together with the destroyed landmark buildings.

Aerial bombings have intensified since combating broke out in mid-April between the Sudanese military and the RSF. A few of these airstrikes have struck populated areas, leading to a number of civilian casualties.

Not less than 43 folks have been killed per week in the past after a market in southern Khartoum was hit by an airstrike, a Sudanese docs’ union mentioned.

One other 32 civilians have been killed days earlier than in an identical strike in Omdurman, additionally in Khartoum.