Egyptian embassy staff injured in Sudan fighting

A staff member of the Egyptian embassy in Sudan’s capital Khartoum was injured by a gunshot in the country’s recent military clashes, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

The incident “underscores the need to exercise utmost caution” to preserve the safety of Egyptian citizens and diplomats in Sudan, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said.

He noted that the number of Egyptian citizens in Sudan exceeds 10,000, which requires a tight, safe and orderly planning process to ensure their safe evacuation from the conflict-ridden country.

Since the beginning of the fighting, Egypt’s flag carrier EgyptAir has suspended its flights to and from Sudan’s Khartoum International Airport.

Military clashes broke out between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on April 15 following days of tension.

Until Friday, over 400 people were killed and about 3,500 others wounded in the clashes in Sudan, according to the country’s health ministry. ■

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