Suspected ISIS members killed in Sudan security raid


Four suspected members of the ISIS group have been killed in a raid by security forces in the capital Khartoum.

According to Sudan’s General Intelligence Service, the incident which took place on Monday in the southern district of Jabra, also left one military officer dead.

Witnesses in the Jabra neighbourhood told reporters they saw security forces exchanged gunfire with a group inside a residential building and close the main road in the area.

Armed group attacks have been rare in Sudan, which hosted al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden between 1992 and 1996.

Bin Laden was then expelled under pressure from the United States after Washington placed Sudan on its list of “state sponsors of terrorism”.

The US finally removed Sudan from its blacklist last December, after Sudan agreed to normalise ties with Israel.

The presence of armed group cells represents one of the challenges the country is facing as it is going through a rocky transition towards a civilian-led democratic government following the removal in 2019 of former President Omar al-Bashir.

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