At least 17 people were killed and 106 others wounded on Wednesday after rockets hit a market south of the capital Khartoum, a Sudanese doctors’ union said.
This is the largest number of people killed by shelling in an attack around the capital since fighting between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) started on 15 April.
The attack came as talks, brokered by the US and Saudi Arabia to end the conflict, collapsed.
“The Mayo area [Market 6] witnessed violent and bloody shelling this afternoon, which left 17 people dead and more than 106 wounded,” the Sudanese Doctors’ Syndicate said in a post on its Facebook page.
It brings the civilian death toll in the conflict to 883.