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Sudan's army says Red Cross personnel injured after convoy came under fire

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Sudan's army said on Sunday several Red Cross personnel were injured after their convoy came under fire as they were evacuating civilians including foreign nationals from St. Mary's church in the capital Khartoum.

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Sudan's army said on Sunday several Red Cross personnel were injured after their convoy came under fire as they were evacuating civilians including foreign nationals from St. Mary's church in the capital Khartoum.

The army said in a statement that the Red Cross convoy came under fire after violating an agreement with the army by approaching its defensive positions using a car "belonging to the rebels" - a reference the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

In a separate statement the RSF accused the army of carrying out the attack. It said Red Cross personnel were killed in the incident, but did not give details.

Reporting by Ahmed Tolba and Hatem Maher; Editing by Aidan Lewis

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