The EU ambassador to Sudan has been attacked at his home in Khartoum, reports say, as fighting continues in the violent country following a military coup. BBC.
The announcement was made by the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Joseph Borrell. He gave no other details about the attack, nor did he say whether or not the ambassador was injured.
“The security of diplomatic premises and diplomatic personnel is the primary responsibility of the Sudanese authorities and an obligation under international law,” he said.
Aidan O’Hara, EU Ambassador to Sudan, is an Irish Ambassador.
Violence has escalated in Sudan as rival factions rejected calls for a ceasefire.
At least 97 civilians have been killed and more than 350 injured in fighting between Sudan’s army and the RSF paramilitary group. The World Health Organization has drawn attention to the shortage of blood and transplant equipment in hospitals in the country’s capital.
Fighting between the Sudanese army led by the country’s de facto leader, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the RSF paramilitary group led by Mohamed Hamdan Tagalo, known as Hemeti, began and extended in the capital Khartoum on Saturday morning. There may be multiple cities.
Satellite images show damage already caused to Khartoum’s infrastructure by airstrikes. After the blast, Gopar Bridge caught fire. Huge plumes of smoke were also seen rising from Khartoum International Airport.
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