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Blasts light up Khartoum skyReuters, 08/20/98
KHARTOUM, Sudan - Residents in Khartoum said on Thursday that they heard explosions after two military jets flew over the capital.
They said that they saw what looked like three or four explosions light up the sky in the north of the city. A policeman on the street said there were explosions in an industrial area north of the capital.
The residents heard the explosions about 20 minutes before U.S President Bill Clinton announced that the United States had launched military strikes on ''terrorist-related'' bases in Afghanistan and Sudan.
''I was on my terrace and I heard two low flying jets flying extremely fast. I climbed on the roof and 20 seconds later I saw three or four orange glows light up the sky, then a low rumble or what seemed like explosions,'' a resident said.
A student in Khartoum said he spoke to a policeman on the street and was told there was an explosion north of Khartoum in Bahri industrial area.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or official comment. Sudan television was playing patriotic songs.
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