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US diplomat shot dead in Sudan

Published 01/01/2008

A US diplomat shot in a car early on Tuesday in Khartoum has died.

The official's Sudanese driver was also killed in the attack.

The shooting comes a day after a joint African Union-United Nations force took-over

peace-keeping duties in Sudan's Darfur region.

However, it is not known if the motive for the attack was political or a random crime.

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