At least 40 civilians were killed and dozens injured in an air strike with drone by the army on Sunday morning in a open market in southern Khartoum, a large district of the city occupied mainly by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) . More than 55 others were wounded in the attack and were taken to the Bashair University Hospital for treatment.Residents are too poor to afford the cost of escaping from the capital. The war between the Sudanese army and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) is nears the five-month mark with neither side declaring victory. They began fighting on April 15, after tensions arose over integration of their troops in a new transition to democracy.
The conflict has killed more than 4,000 people, according to August figures from the United Nations. The number of internally displaced persons has nearly doubled since mid-April to reach at least 7.1 million people, according to the U.N. refugee agency. The RSF blamed the military’s air force for Sunday’s attack. At least 70 others were injured in the attack in Khartoum’s Mayo neighbourhood on Sunday, according to resistance committees. Indiscriminate shelling and air attacks by both factions have become common in Sudan’s war. There are still no talks between the RSF and the Sudanese army.