Car blast in Sudan, one killed


One person was killed when a car exploded in the Sudanese city of Port Sudan, said state news agency SUNA.

It gave no reason for the explosion at the Red Sea port. SUNA showed a picture of the damaged front of the car. Government officials contacted by Reuters declined to comment, saying the incident was under investigation.

In April 2011, Sudan said two people were killed in Port Sudan in a missile strike that Khartoum blamed on Israel, which declined to comment then, Reuters reports.

East Sudan has long been a route for arms smuggling, often through Egypt’s Sinai desert into the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian territory run by Hamas Islamists.