Media: Sudan detains nine al-Qaeda militants plotting attacks in Arab countries

Some of the suspects are on UN Security Council arrest lists

Media: Sudan detains nine al-Qaeda militants plotting attacks in Arab countries
Nine militants from the al-Qaeda terrorist group (banned in the Russian Federation) have been detained in Sudan on charges of preparing a series of terrorist attacks in Arab countries, Al-Sudan reported. Ahmed Suleiman Al-Awad, a spokesman for the Anti-Terrorism Directorate of the Sudan Prosecutor General’s Office, told the Al-Sudani newspaper.

He said the terrorists of different nationalities were arrested in the capital Khartoum. “Among them are Syrian passport holders as well as natives of Chad and Tunisia,” al-Awad pointed out. – One of the detainees is accused of plotting to attack foreign tourists in Sousse and is wanted by the competent Tunisian authorities.”

Some militants, he continued, are on UN Security Council arrest lists. “As the investigation revealed, they are also accused of organising and carrying out terrorist operations in their home country,” said the prosecutor. – “Some of them entered Sudan illegally to be trained to carry out attacks against [Gulf countries].

As al-Awad explained, the investigation into the accused began more than two months ago and is still ongoing. He also said that Sudanese authorities had previously received a request from the Attorney General of the United Arab Emirates asking for their extradition to the country.

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