The EU’s ambassador in Sudan, Aidan O’Hara, has been assaulted at his home in Khartoum, which is gripped by deadly fighting between rival forces.
The Irish diplomat was not “seriously hurt”, Irish Foreign Minister Micheál Martin has confirmed.
Mr. Martin described the attack as a “gross violation of obligations to protect diplomats”.
Around 185 people have been killed and more than 1,800 injured in three days of fighting, according to the UN.
The city has seen air strikes, shelling and heavy small-arms fire.
Both the army and a paramilitary group called the Rapid Support Forces claim to control key sites in Khartoum, where residents have been sheltering from explosions. END