The fighting involved a tribal militia and government forces, the Sudan Tribune reported Thursday. A leader of the Rezeigat tribe said Mohammed Abdullah Sharara, a police assistant and tribal member, was killed after being summoned to the National Intelligence and Security Services headquarters.
Al-Omda Abdullah Mustafa Abu-Nouba, the Rezeigat leader, said Sharara was taken to a hospital but could not be resuscitated.
Witnesses said Sharara's family tried to breach the security headquarters. Rezeigat militias and government troops exchanged fire.
The NISS headquarters was gutted by a Katyusha rocket and a newly built hotel was also hit by rocket fire, the report said.