Egypt’s foreign ministry says embassy staff killed in Khartoum

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s foreign ministry said on Monday that the assistant administrative attache at its embassy in Khartoum has been killed amid fighting between rival military factions in the Sudanese capital.

“Muhammad El Gharrawi, was killed as he was driving to the embassy to follow up the procedures of the evacuations of the Egyptians stranded in Sudan,” the ministry said in a statement.

The Sudanese army, which originally reported that Egypt’s assistant military attache had been killed, corrected its statement, saying the assistant administrative attache had been killed by fire from the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

(Reporting By Moaz Abd-Alaziz and Muhammad Al Gebaly; Editing by Marguerita Choy)