Khartoum

Sudan has denied any involvement of its citizens in the terrorist attack on Westgate mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi last month.

Some media reports have pointed out Abu-Bara Al Sudani, who is suspected to have been involved in the deadly attack, as being a Sudanese national.

However, the spokesperson of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), Colonel Alswarmi Khalid Saad, described the reports as false.

He further said that Abul-Bara is of Somali nationality according to reports by Kenyan authorities.

“The so-called Abul-Bara Al-Sudani, who was accused in the attack on Nairobi (Westgate) mall is a person of Somali origin and has no relation with Sudan” Alswarmi confirmed in statement issued on SUNA state media on Wednesday.

“Some international parties and hostile media want to implicate Sudan in this case, which we have nothing to do with” he added.

Sudan had been put on the American list of the countries sponsoring terrorism since 1997.

Many western countries have linked Sudan government and terrorism in the Middle East, allegations which Sudan has repeatedly dismissed.