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Sudan: 'US diplomat survives assassination attempt'

Police take measurements at a street due to the partial curfew imposed as a precaution against coronavirus (COVID -19) in Khartoum, Sudan on March 24, 2020. Sudan impose a partial curfew as part of efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, an official said Monday. [Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency]
Police take measurements at a street due to the partial curfew imposed as a precaution against coronavirus (COVID -19) in Khartoum, Sudan on March 24, 2020. Sudan impose a partial curfew as part of efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, an official said Monday. [Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency]

On Thursday, a diplomat working at the US embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum escaped an assassination attempt that targeted his car.

“The US diplomat was subjected to an assassination attempt by an unknown person who shot his car,” reported a diplomatic source at the embassy, who preferred to remain anonymous, according to Anadolu Agency.

The source stated that: “The US diplomat was leaving his office on his way home, then suddenly he committed a traffic accident, as the windows of his car were shot, resulting in the loss of control of the car and the collision with several vehicles.”

He confirmed that the police wrote a report about the attempted murder and referred the US diplomat to the traffic police, who have taken legal action. The source confirmed that investigations are underway to find out the details of the incident and to confirm whether it is a “terrorist act”.

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