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Attacker in Sudan stabs Russian consul, wife

January 28, 2014

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s Interior Ministry says a disgruntled man in Khartoum has stabbed the Russian consul and his wife.

The country’s official news agency SUNA quoted the ministry on Tuesday as saying that the diplomat and his wife were attacked in front of the Russian embassy and that the attacker is a Central African national.

The attacker was arrested and the consul’s and his wife’s injuries were “medium degree” the ministry said.

According to the semi-official news agency Sudan Media Center, the attacker told interrogators that he was avenging the death of his brother, killed in Bangui by a force from a European country. He believed that the diplomat and his wife are from that country, the agency said.

The Russian diplomatic mission in Khartoum had no immediate comment.

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