Sudanese evacuation plane fires on landing in Khartoum, injuring one of its crew members: Turkish tanker under attack by paramilitary forces despite ceasefire
A Turkish evacuation plane came under fire from paramilitary forces in Sudan as it was landing in the capital, Khartoum, today, injuring one crew member and damaging fuel supplies.
Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces fired on the plane at Wadi Sidna Air Base in a sign of how dangerous the situation is for those racing to evacuate civilians from the war-torn country.
The Sudanese military said the plane was able to land safely after the paramilitary forces opened fire and it was repaired.
Thousands of desperate civilians – including 3,000 Britons – are racing to board the last evacuation planes from the capital before a shaky ceasefire ends in 72 hours.
This is a breaking news story, more to follow…
Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces fired on a Turkish evacuation plane as it was landing at Wadi Sedna airport outside Khartoum on Friday, the military said, wounding a crew member and damaging fuel supplies. Identified: British nationals board an RAF aircraft in Sudan (file photo)