KHARTOUM, Sudan — Three men carrying Lebanese passports and submachine guns were arrested after terrorist attacks in a hotel and nightclub that killed seven people and wounded 21, including three Americans, police said today.
Sunday night's attacks occurred at the Acropol Hotel and the nearby Sudan Club.
The hotel is frequented by diplomats, relief workers and journalists, and the club is reserved for nationals of Britain and the British Commonwealth countries.
Police said the dead at the Acropol, their bodies mangled by a bomb that blew the tin roof off the two-story building, included a British family of four who had been in Sudan only two months, a waiter and a Sudanese army officer.
There was no word on the identity of the three Americans injured at the hotel.
"Limbs of those who were killed . . . were scattered on the floor of the restaurant after the explosion," said Col. Mutasim Osman Karim, an explosives expert.