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American Citizens Urged To Leave Sudan

Fri., Feb. 2, 1996

Washington urged American citizens to leave Sudan on Thursday after ordering U.S. diplomats to get out for fear of terrorist attacks.

A Sudanese official called the security fears unwarranted, and accused the United States of trying to bolster a U.N. demand that Sudan extradite three people suspected of trying to kill President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt.

The U.N. resolution was passed Wednesday. The same day, without citing any specific threats, the State Department ordered 25 diplomats and guards to leave Khartoum because of “the continuing concern for the safety of American officials in Sudan.”

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