A Sudan doctors’ committee said three protesters were shot dead and more than 80 people wounded as demonstrations raged against the military’s seizure of power.
The exact number of injured is still being calculated, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said Monday on Twitter. Members of the military opened fire on protesters who had gathered outside army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, causing casualties, according to Monim El-Jak, an adviser to Sudan’s minister of cabinet affairs.
That minister, three of his counterparts and premier Abdalla Hamdok were arrested early Monday by Sudan’s military, throwing the African country’s democratic transition into turmoil and sparking large-scale protests. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres denounced the army’s moves as a coup.
Witnesses in Khartoum said they heard periodic bursts of gunfire throughout the day. A Western diplomat briefed on events said there had been a disagreement among senior members of the military leading up to the coup about how to deal with rising tensions in the country.
Source: Al-Manar English Website