Sudan: 2 protesters killed outside US Embassy

Associated Press
Sudanese protesters march in Khartoum, Sudan, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, against a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Germany's Foreign Minister says the country's embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum has been stormed by protesters and set partially on fire. Minister Guido Westerwelle told reporters that the demonstrators are apparently protesting against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.(AP Photo/Abd Raouf)

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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese police say two protesters were killed in a traffic accident during chaotic demonstrations outside the U.S. Embassy in Sudan, bringing the total killed in a wave of protests across the Muslim world against an anti-Islam film to at least five.

Two demonstrators died in Tunisia during Friday's violence and another was killed in Lebanon. Egyptian police have not confirmed reports of the death of another protester in Cairo.

The Sudanese police official said Saturday on state radio that the accident outside the embassy, about 15 kilometers (10 miles) southeast of the capital Khartoum, was "unintentional." He did not elaborate.

He said 6,000 participated in the protests. Demonstrators stormed the German Embassy before moving on in buses to the U.S. Embassy, where police used tear gas to stop them scaling the walls.

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