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Sudan says killers of USAID employee hiding in Darfur.

September 13, 2010 (KHARTOUM) -- The three men who were convicted of assassinating an employee of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and his driver in the first day of 2008 are hiding in Sudan's western region of Darfur, a senior police official said. The four men escaped from Kober prison, a maximum security facility in the capital, last June through sewer which leads from the prison to a main street, according to Sudanese police. One of the men was reportedly re-arrested along with other men who facilitated the breakout. Khartoum fired the director of Kober prison General Muhammad Ibrahim and 11 other officers this month over negligence following their escape. The official spokesman of the Sudanese police, General Ahmad Imam Al-Tuhami, to the Sudanese Media Centre (SMC) which has close links to Sudan's spy agency, said that they are tracking the convicts inside Darfur. Al-Tuhami's statements confirm press reports from last month that the police arrested a number of people in West Darfur who confessed to having harboured the assassins. John Granville and his Sudanese driver Abdel-Rahman Abbas Rahma were shot dead on 2008 New Years Eve by men believed to be belonging to an Islamic militant group Ansar al-Tawhid which claimed responsibility for the killing. (ST)

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Publication:Sudan Tribune (Sudan)
Geographic Code:6SUDA
Date:Sep 14, 2010
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