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US embassy in Khartoum to re-open after deadly demo

Smoke billows from the US embassy in Khartoum on September 14, 2012, during a protest against an amateur film
Smoke billows from the US embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on September 14, 2012, during a protest against an amateur film mocking Islam. The United States embassy resumes full service to the public on Monday, six months after the compound was

The United States embassy resumes full service to the public on Monday, six months after the compound was damaged in a deadly demonstration sparked by a US-made film that mocked Islam.

"The consular section of the US embassy Khartoum, Sudan will resume full consular services," said a statement from Washington's mission in the Sudanese capital.

From Monday, the embassy will again offer visitors' visas and is to re-open its Information Resource Centre, a library.

Protesters try to break into the US embassy in Khartoum on September 14, 2012, during a protest against an amateur film
Sudanese protesters try to break into the US embassy in Khartoum on September 14, 2012, during a protest against an amateur film mocking Islam.

An embassy official said the mission had essentially offered only emergency services since September 14 when thousands of protesters attacked the American, British and German embassies in Khartoum.

A medic said at the time that one demonstrator was killed when a police vehicle charged a group of stone-throwing protesters outside the US mission. A second protester was later found dead outside the embassy but it was not immediately clear how he died.

Guards on the embassy roof fired warning shots as demonstrators breached a security perimeter.

Protests spread around the Muslim world over the low-budget anti-Islam film, "Innocence of Muslims".

The US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans died when heavily-armed militants attacked the US consulate in Benghazi.

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