Sudanese safety forces conflict with terrorist cell in Khartoum – state TV

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KHARTOUM, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Sudanese safety forces clashed with militants in southern Khartoum on Monday, state TV and witnesses mentioned, days after a raid on what officers mentioned was an Islamic State-linked cell in the identical space.

Witnesses within the Jabra neighbourhood advised Reuters they noticed safety forces alternate gunfire with a gaggle inside a residential constructing and shut the primary street within the space. State TV described the group as being a terrorist cell.

On Tuesday, 5 members of the General Intelligence Service had been killed and a sixth injured following a raid the place 11 suspects of various nationalities had been arrested, the service mentioned.

Four foreigners had been nonetheless being pursued, it mentioned, following the raid on areas in Jabra and elsewhere within the capital.

Such incidents involving suspected militants are comparatively uncommon in Sudan, though the nation has been a haven for militant teams.

Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz and Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by Alison Williams