Israeli jets bombed a weapons factory in Khartoum, the Sudanese regime alleged on Wednesday, after an explosion tore through the facility in the south of the capital. Mr Osman alleged that four Israeli strike aircraft had carried out the attack Photo: REUTERS By David Blair 7:17PM BST 24 Oct 2012 The blast at Yarmouk factory occurred shortly before midnight on Tuesday. Ahmed Bilal Osman, the Sudanese information minister, said that two people had been killed and one wounded, adding: "We think Israel did the bombing. We reserve the right to react at a place and time we choose." Mr Osman alleged that four Israeli strike aircraft, all of them equipped to avoid radar detection, had carried out the attack. The Israeli government declined to respond to the claim, in line with usual procedure. Sudan's anti-Western regime regularly accuses Israel of attacking the country and arming rebel movements within its borders. Israel, for its part, believes that Sudan supplies weapons to Hamas, the radical Palestinian movement which controls the Gaza Strip. President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan is also one of the few Arab leaders to maintain cordial diplomatic ties with Iran. He has signed a series of military co-operation agreements with Tehran. In 2009, a convoy of vehicles, possibly carrying weapons destined for Hamas in Gaza, was attacked from the air as it travelled through northern Sudan. Mr Bashir blamed Israel for this incident. Last year, the Sudanese regime also accused Israel of carrying out an air strike that destroyed a vehicle near Port Sudan on the Red Sea. However, Mr Osman offered no evidence to support the latest claim, other than saying that material found in the aftermath of the explosion had allegedly implicated Israel. Earlier, the Sudanese regime said there had been no foreign involvement in the incident, so the accusation against Israel amounted to a change in the official story. Mr Osman also claimed that the Yarmouk facility made "traditional weapons".