At least 10 civilians have been killed after Sudan’s army and the rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) group exchanged artillery fire in the south of the capital Khartoum.
Activist Muhammad Kindasha told Sudan Tribune news website that some of the victims died when an artillery shell hit “a house where a social event was being held” on Thursday.
He added that there were “fierce confrontations” between the army and the RSF in residential areas, describing the situation as “catastrophic”.
Shells also reportedly hit a local market.
Many civilians have been killed in indiscriminate shelling in Khartoum since the war between the army and the RSF began in April 2023.
Clashes between the two sides have intensified over the past week in the capital and the adjacent cities of Omdurman and Bahri, with the army claiming advances.
The conflict has killed at least 12,000 people and displaced more than seven million others, according to the United Nations.