Four suspected IS-linked militants, one Sudanese security forces member killed in Khartoum

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Four suspected Islamic State-linked militants and one Sudanese security forces member were killed during clashes in a raid in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Monday, state news agency SUNA reported.

Sudanese security forces clashed with militants in southern Khartoum on Monday, state TV and witnesses said, days after a raid on what officials said was an Islamic State-linked cell in the same area.

Monday’s raid included two sites and security forces arrested four other suspected militants, a day after they captured eight “foreign elements” in a raid in Omdurman, the capital’s twin city, on Sunday, SUNA said.

Three security forces members were injured in Monday’s raid, it added quoting a statement of the General Intelligence Service.

Witnesses in the Jabra neighbourhood told Reuters they saw security forces exchange gunfire with a group inside a residential building and close the main road in the area. State TV described the group as being a terrorist cell.

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, head of Sudan’s ruling council, visited the site of the clashes, state TV reported.

On Tuesday, five members of the General Intelligence Service were killed and a sixth injured following a raid where 11 suspects of different nationalities were arrested, the service said.



Such incidents involving suspected militants are relatively rare in Sudan, although the country has been a haven for militant groups.