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  • Sudan: Police arrest two suspects over assassination of US diplomat last January

    02/10/2008 11:15:29 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 136+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | Februari 10 2008 | Sudan TV
    Text of report by state-owned Sudanese TV on 9 February Security authorities today arrested two suspects over the killing of a US diplomat working for USAID, John Michael Granville and his Sudanese driver Abd-al-Rahman Abbas at the beginning of January this year. They are accused of murdering the two shortly after opening fire on their car injuring some security men and one civilian. Police sources said that the arrest was made this morning after getting information on the movement of the two suspects in Al-Futihab area in Omdurman. Source: Sudan TV, Omdurman, in Arabic 1900 gmt 9 Feb 08
  • US diplomat killed in Sudan shooting

    01/01/2008 5:52:49 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies · 202+ views
    AP Via Yahoo! News ^ | January 1, 2008 | MOHAMED OSMAN
    KHARTOUM, Sudan - An American diplomat and his driver were shot to death Tuesday in the Sudanese capital, the U.S. Embassy said, a day after a joint African Union-United Nations force took over peacekeeping in Sudan's Darfur region. It was not immediately known if the motive for the attack was political or a random crime. "This afternoon, the American officer succumbed to his injuries and passed away," said Walter Braunohler, the spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum. Braunohler said the diplomat, whose name was not released, worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Sudanese Foreign Ministry identified...