KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan has arrested two Muslim “fundamentalists” in connection with the killings of a U.S. aid official and his driver in the capital Khartoum, security sources said on Sunday.
The two men, aged 25 and 30, were members of a group that was also behind a plot to bomb Western embassies in Khartoum that was uncovered in August, the security source told Reuters.
It was the first official confirmation that a militant group may have been behind the double shooting. Some official sources in Sudan originally claimed that the killing was an “isolated incident”.
The suspects opened fire when they were cornered on Saturday in a suburb of Omdurman, a city adjacent to the Sudanese capital, the SUNA state news agency reported. Security officers returned the fire.
Two policemen, a passing woman and the two suspects were wounded, none seriously, said the security source.
“They are from the same group who tried to do the explosions … they are fundamentalists,” the source added, referring to the reported August bomb plot….