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Sudan Detains Two in Connection With US Diplomat's Killing

Sudanese authorities say they have detained two suspects in the murder of a U.S. diplomat and his driver last month.

Police Saturday announced that the two were nabbed after a shootout. Several people, including bystanders and officers, were wounded. The firefight and arrests occurred in Omdurman, near the capital, Khartoum.

Thirty-three-year-old diplomat John Granville and his driver were killed when assailants fired on their car before dawn on New Year's Day in Khartoum.

Officials said Granville died in the hospital several hours after being shot five times. His driver, 40-year-old Sudanese national Abdel Rahman Abbas, died instantly.

Shortly after the killings, Sudan's foreign ministry said the attack was an isolated incident with no political connotations.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.