'Senior Hamas official killed in Port Sudan attack'

April 7, 2011 10:31

One of the men killed in the recent attack on a car in Port Sudan, Sudan, that resulted in two deaths, was senior Hamas official Abdul Latif Al-Shaqr, Palestinian news source Ma'an reported an intelligence source as saying Thursday. The source added that the other man killed in the attack was a friend of Shaqr's.

According to the Ma'an, Shaqr was the successor of Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh, the Hamas official who was assassinated in his hotel room in Dubai last year.

Private sources in Hamas have denied the claim that Shaqr was killed in the attack, Ma'an reported, and said that Shaqr is alive and well.

Shaqr, whose family live in the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza, has been previously accused of smuggling weapons to Hamas in Gaza by the IDF, Ma'an reported, and of inheriting Mabhouh's position after he was killed.

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