Sudan’s Army Seizes Weapons Haul on Border with Ethiopia

KHARTOUM (Somaliguardian) – Sudan’s army has said on Sunday that it captured a large weapons haul smuggled into the country, in the Fashaqa region, on the border with Ethiopia.

In a statement posted on its official Facebook page, Sudanese army stressed that troops “were able – after the availability of intelligence information and accurate follow-up –  to seize weapons” smuggled from neighboring Ethiopia in the Fashaqa area into Sudan.

Pictures and a video clip published by the Sudanese army show pistols and closed boxes, presumably containing weapons, though authorities have not specified the type and number of weapons seized.

The army’s statement quoted the military commander of the Eastern Region, Colonel Saad Sharaf al-Din, as saying that the army’s deployment on the border had foiled many weapons smuggling attempts.

On March 7, Sudanese army announced the seizure of weapons smuggled from Ethiopia in the border state of Gedaref which were allegedly destined for the Blue Nile region, where a rebel group that Sudan believes has ties with Ethiopia is active.

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