Sudan’s army said on Thursday an object shot down by its anti-aircraft defences near Khartoum two days ago, the explosions briefly triggering rumours of a coup attempt, was a reconnaissance drone but its origins were not clear. On Wednesday, the army said Sudan’s anti-aircraft defences shot at an unidentified object that crossed the sky near Khartoum late on Tuesday.
It issued a statement denying rumours of an attack or coup attempt. Later on Wednesday, army spokesman Col. Sawarmi Khaled Saad said in a statement that an air base had received notification about a bright aerial target flying at low altitude over the Wadi Sidna military zone near Khartoum. “We engaged with the aerial target, which is a reconnaissance imaging target whose identity has not yet been uncovered,” he added.