A Turkish evacuation plane has been fired at while attempting to land at an airbase outside Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.

Turkey’s defence ministry confirmed the sad development on Friday.

No-one was injured and it landed safely at Wadi Seidna, where it was being checked.

Sudan’s army blamed paramilitary fighters for firing at the aircraft and damaging its fuel system.

The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) denied the allegation, saying it was committed to the extended humanitarian truce.

At midnight local time (22:00 GMT on Thursday), the opposing military factions decided to extend their ceasefire for an additional three days.

Army jets continue to pound RSF positions in Khartoum at night, indicating that it has had little impact.

Thousands of people attempted to leave to safety during the previous cease-fire as evacuations were planned by dozens of nations.

The Red Sea coast cities of Port Sudan and Wadi Seidna are the targets of ongoing attempts to rescue Turkish nationals, according to Turkey’s defense minister.

Hundreds of people have died and tens of others have been evicted from their homes since the violence started 14 days ago.

The fighting is devastating the capital and its surrounds – which until recently had a population of around 10 million – leaving people without supplies of food, water and fuel.

By gvoice

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