A U.S. government aid official was critically injured and later died in a shooting attack on an embassy vehicle in Khartoum on Tuesday and his Sudanese driver died, Western diplomatic sources said. The U.S. official is an American man working for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Khartoum. The driver also worked for USAID, Reuters reported.
The driver was killed on the spot in the shooting at the sports utility vehicle in a main street in the capital Khartoum in the early hours of the morning, the report said. The American was later died of his wounds.
"Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a US embassy vehicle shortly after midnight as it was driving down Road 60," in the central district of Al-Amrat, an employee of the embassy was quoted as saying by AFP. "We do not know who opened fire nor the motivation behind the attack," he added.