WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Sudan is vowing retaliation against Israel after officials claim the Jewish state launched a military airstrike at an arms factory in Khartoum that killed two people.

Minister of Information Ahmed Belal Osman tells The Associated Press that four Israeli aircraft caused the huge explosion and fire at Yarmouk Complex.

“Four planes coming from the east bombed the Yarmouk industrial complex,” Belal told AP. “They used sophisticated technology.”

Belal warns that Sudan has a right to strike back against Israel.

“Sudan reserves the right to strike back at Israel,” he told Reuters.

Vice President Ali Osman Taha called Israel a “country of injustice” following the attack.

According to Reuters, hundreds protested outside the Sudanese cabinet building yelling “Death to Israel.”

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak declined to comment on the situation.

“There is nothing I can say about this subject,” Barak told Reuters.

The Times of Israel reports that the U.S. Embassy in Sudan was closed during the Wednesday explosion.

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