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US diplomat dies in Sudan attack

ICC Note

The US diplomat is killed in Khartoum where there is growing anti-Western sentiment due to the Western country’s policy against Sudan government’s committing of genocide in Darfur .

January 1, 2008 Sudan (BBC News)-A US diplomat in Sudan has died of his injuries following a shooting in the capital, Khartoum , US officials say.

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It is not yet clear whether the attack was politically motivated, as crime is fairly high in the city.

The victim was an officer with the US Agency for International Development.

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Investigation launched

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The shooting happened the day after a joint African Union-United Nations force took over peacekeeping duties in Sudan ‘s war-torn Darfur region.

Anti-Western and anti-US feelings are running high in Sudan , because of Western criticism of Khartoum ‘s policies in Darfur , correspondents say.

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