Darfur war crime suspect survives attack

A suspect wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Sudan's Darfur survived an attack as fighting raged in the region's largest city on Sunday, official radio reported.

"Ali Kushayb was saved from assassination and his guard and driver were killed in Nyala," Radio Omdurman said in a brief report sent by SMS. It quoted the chief of South Darfur state police, but did not give the chief's name.

Kushayb is wanted by the Hague-based ICC for crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed earlier during the decade-long Darfur conflict.

He was a commander of the feared Janjaweed militia.