(Bloomberg) -- Sudan’s army bombed a printing press in an attempt to prevent the paramilitary group it’s been fighting for control of the North African country from printing money to fund its operations, people with knowledge of the matter said.
The Rapid Support Forces militia in turn raided the country’s central bank as fighting continued to rage amid yet another broken cease-fire, according to a foreign diplomat and an aid official briefed on events. More than 1,000 people have died and hundreds of thousands have been displaced in the six-week conflict.
It was unclear what the resulting damage was or whether the RSF looted any of the central bank’s gold reserves. Spokespeople from both sides didn’t reply to requests seeking comment. Calls to the central bank didn’t connect.
The RSF said on Twitter that the army had “attacked an RSF position at a currency printing plant in Khartoum.”
Continued violence in the capital and elsewhere in Sudan came as the army announced it’s withdrawing from talks in Saudi Arabia aimed at finding a solution to the conflict.
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