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Sudan presidential guards killed

Two security guards have been killed outside the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan's military spokesman said.

Sawarmy Khaled said that Saturday's attack started when a man argued with the guards at the palace because he wanted to pass through a security-cordoned area.

Mr Khaled said the man stabbed a guard with a sharp object, then seized a gun and started firing.

Mr Khaled said other guards killed the man in a firefight.

He said the man, a native of the Kordofan province, had no known political affiliation and described him as "mentally unstable."

President Omar al-Bashir was not in the palace and further security was deployed after the shooting.

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