Sudan: Sudanese clash in the outskirts of Khartoum

KHARTOUM, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Northern and southern Sudanese clashed in the outskirts of Khartoum on Tuesday, the second day of violence after the death of southern leader John Garang, residents said.

"There are clashes in the streets ... between the northerners living in the area and the southerners who attacked," a resident in Kalafla, a shantytown 10 km (6 miles) south of central Khartoum, told Reuters by telephone.

Sudanese journalists in the area also reported the clashes, although central Khartoum was quiet. Witnesses said police had entered the area and a number of helicopters could be seen flying above the shantytown.


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