US confirms death of second American in Sudan

A second American citizen has died in Sudan amid clashes between two rival generals, the White House National Security Council Spokesperson John Kirby confirmed Wednesday.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the family,” Kirby said in a call with reporters.

“We continue to make clear at the highest level of our government to the leadership of both the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces that they are responsible for ensuring the protection of civilians and noncombatants, including people from third countries and humanitarian staff that are working to save lives.” Kirby said the person died Tuesday but did not confirm their identity.

However, the Sudanese American Physicians Association said on Tuesday that Bushra Ibnauf Sulieman, a doctor who practiced medicine in the US for a number of years before returning to Sudan, had been killed earlier in the day. The group said he had been on the frontlines providing emergency medical aid during the conflict and was killed outside his home while escorting his father to a medical appointment. Sulieman was a professor of internal medicine and director of the faculty of medicine at the University of Khartoum, the association said.

Source: Kuwait News Agency