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Saudi Plane On Fire In Bombing Attack: Reports

PARIS, France - Saudi Arabia's national airline Saudia, caught on fire at Sudan's Khartoum International Airport on Saturday, ahead of its departure to Riyadh at 07:30 UTC.

This was due to the violent conflict that arose between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RFS), the country's primary parliamentary group. According to reports, the DSF took over control of the Khartoum airport.

"During the ongoing military coup in Sudan, two aircraft are known to have been badly damaged or destroyed while parked at Khartoum Intl Airport (HSSS), Sudan. A Saudi Airbus A300-300 and a SkyUp Boeing 737 - 800. Additional aircraft may be affected as well. Ongoing story...'' a Twitter post by JACDEC said.

Saudi Arabia Cancels Flights To Sudan

Following the gunfire and explosion on Saturday, Saudia has announced the suspension of all flights to and from Sudan until further notice.

Saudia said that one of its aircrafts had an “accident” at the Khartoum Airport, in its statement.

Gunfire and explosions erupted in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, after days of tension between the army and paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF).



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