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Group claims responsibility for killing U.S. diplomat in Sudan

January 4, 2008

(CNN) — A group calling itself the Partisans of Monotheism in Sudan claimed responsibility Friday for the shooting death of an American diplomat and his driver early New Year’s Day.

The soldiers of monotheism carried out their operation in killing the U.S. diplomat John Micahel Granville and his Sudanese driver, who sold his faith for nothing in this earthly life, … in Riyadh neighborhood east of Khartoum,” the group said in a statement posted in Arabic and English on several Islamist Web sites. The group misspelled Granville’s middle name, which is Michael.
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John Granville, seen in an undated family photo, was shot to death in Sudan Tuesday.
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The Web sites reported the group, also called Ansar Al-Tawhid, is new.

CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of the statement or the legitimacy of the group.

The State Department was unaware of the claim….

Read a detailed report:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/01/04/sudan.diplomat/index.html

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Salute to U.S. Diplomat Killed in Sudan

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Salute to U.S. Diplomat Killed in Sudan

January 2, 2008

By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
January 2, 2008

On New Year’s morning, 2008, a U.S. diplomat serving all his fellow American citizens died in the line of duty in Sudan.

John Granville, 33, an official for the U.S. Agency for International Development, paid the ultimate sacrifice when gunmen opened fire on his car in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum. Mr. Granville’s driver, Abdel-Rahman Abbas, was also killed in the attack.
This undated photo provided Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 by the Granville family via WGRZ-TV shows John Granville, right, with his mother Jane Granville.(AP Photo/Granville Family via WGRZ-TV)

This undated photo provided Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 by the Granville family via WGRZ-TV shows John Granville, right, with his mother Jane Granville.(AP Photo/Granville Family via WGRZ-TV)
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By all accounts, John Granville was a hero that knew and understood both the danger and the importance of his mission. He worked to implement the 2005 peace agreement between Sudan’s north and south that ended more than two decades of civil war. That horrible war’s legacy can still be seen at Darfur, where thousands of refugees have been subjugated, starved, abused, and many international groups say have been the targets of a genocide campaign.

“John’s life was a celebration of love, hope and peace,” a family statement said. “He will be missed by many people throughout the world whose lives were touched and made better because of his care.”

At Peace and Freedom we mourn, pray for and salute John Granville.
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Police In Sudan Seek Killers of American Diplomat

By Mohamed Osman
The Associated Press KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudanese authorities on Wednesday questioned witnesses in the slaying of an American diplomat who was shot by gunmen in a drive-by attack in the capital. Sudanese officials insisted the shooting was not a terrorist attack but the U.S. Embassy said it was too soon to determine the motive.Read the rest:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080102/ap_on_re_af/sudan_
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