Five members of the Sudanese secret service were killed in a raid on a cell belonging to the Islamic State terrorist group in the capital Khartoum on Tuesday.
The General Intelligence Service has indicated that “two officers and three non-commissioned officers” died and another one was injured in clashes with terrorists in the operation carried out in Jabra and Al Azhari districts, reports Sudanese News SUNA’s agency.
Eleven terrorists “of various nationalities” were arrested in the raid, and four others have escaped and are being “pursued” by the Sudanese authorities.
The African country’s General Intelligence Service has stated that the operation was carried out in line with its efforts to “secure” and “stabilize” the country and counter terrorist activities.
This incident occurred after the coup attempt, which the government denounced more than a week ago. The coup, which was canceled by the army, is blamed on soldiers in the vicinity of former President Omar Hasan al-Bashir and has sparked an exchange of criticism and accusations between civilians and the military.