Brigadier-General Nabil Abdallah said: “We only aim our attacks at the enemy’s groupings and stations in different areas.”
The ongoing conflicts between the two factions in western Omdurman led to the deaths of at least 51 people over two days.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which operates Bashair hospital in southern Khartoum, reported that at least 60 people were wounded in the attack on the crowded Gorro market.
Doctors had stopped trying to count as they operated on torn body parts.
Emergency coordinator Marie Burton said: “Khartoum has been at war for almost six months. But still, the volunteers … are shocked and overwhelmed by the scale of horror that struck the city today.”
The army and RSF started the battle on April 15 after growing tensions over the integration of their troops in a new transition to democracy.
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