Five Sudan Officers Killed Targeting IS Cell: Security Officials
Khartoum, Sept 28 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Sep, 2021 ) :Five Sudanese counterterrorism officers were killed Tuesday during a raid in Khartoum targeting "a cell linked to the Islamic State group", the country's intelligence services said in a statement.
"After receiving information on the presence of a terrorist cell linked to IS, intelligence officers conducted a search," it said.
During the operation, "two officers and three non-commissioned officers" were killed, while "four foreign terrorists managed to escape".
"Eleven terrorists from different foreign countries have been arrested," the statement added.
A two-storey house in the capital's Jabra neighbourhood was surrounded by a cordon of security forces, who asked crowds to move away in case explosives were left behind, an AFP reporter said.
"Despite the absence of high-profile terrorist attacks, ISIS facilitation networks appear to be active within Sudan," it said, using another name for the group in its 2019 country report on terrorism.
Sudanese officials had "acknowledged that there were 'extremists' linked to ISIS in the country", the report added.