Sudan Summons CAR Envoy to Protest Killing of Security Official

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Sudan’s foreign ministry summoned the Central African Republic (CAR) Ambassador in Saturday to protest the killing of a security official by the local police inside the residence of its ambassador in Bangui.

The security official was mistakenly killed by the members of the Central Office for the Suppression of Banditry (OCRB), who thought he was a member militia member as the situation remained tense in the CAR capital on Friday after the death of some 24 people on Tuesday in attacks on a church and a mosque.

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Gharib Allah Khidir said they handed over an official protest note to the CAR Ambassador Abdel Rahim Abdallah demanding to arrest the perpetrators of the attack and bring them to justice.

The Central African President Faustin-Archange Touadera paid a visit to the ambassador’s residence to offer his condolences and pledged to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Also, Sudan requested to provide the needed security to protect the mission, the ambassador and its team members.