Sunday 25 June 2017

US condemns Sudan church attack

US condemns Sudan church attack
(BBC News Africa 04/06/17)
US condemns Sudan church attack

The US embassy in Sudan has condemned a police raid on a church in the capital Khartoum, in which one person was killed following a land ownership dispute.

Another person was injured and 13 were arrested in the 3 April incident.

The church members were staging a two-week sit-in when the police stormed the property.

An embassy statement called the attack "heinous" and said it was "deeply saddened" about the incident at the Omdurman Evangelical School and the Omdurman Presbyterian Church.

It says that the police action is linked to a dispute over the land with a private investor claiming to have purchased the property.

The church which runs a school on the property was founded by American Presbyterian missionaries in 1924.

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