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US NewsExplosions and gunfire in Khartoum after anti-army protests

09:30  03 june  2019
09:30  03 june  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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It follows weeks of protests against military rule. Videos posted online amid the early-morning assault show civilians running through streets lined with sit-in tents with their heads down, as the sound of gunfire filled the air. Earlier, the British ambassador in Khartoum , Irfan Siddiq, said he was

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Explosions and gunfire in Khartoum after anti-army protests © Getty People wave flags and chant slogans outside army headquarters Troops have entered a sit-in protest in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, following weeks of protests against military rule, witnesses said.

Protesters are facing a "massacre in a treacherous attempt to disperse the protest", the main protest group said in a statement.

Two people have been killed and dozens injured, a medical association linked to the protesters said, as explosions and gunfire were reported.

Roads are said to have been blocked in what may be an attempt to move against the protest which has been going on for weeks.

The AP news agency said smoke was rising from the area and civilians were being detained.

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Demonstrators in Khartoum are calling for end to president Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule.

Gunfire was heard outside the Sudanese military headquarters in the capital of Khartoum Tuesday as demonstrations seeking the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir continued for a third consecutive day. Large groups of protesters have been gathered outside the compound since Saturday calling for the

Protest leaders urged supporters to converge on the area.

Explosions and gunfire in Khartoum after anti-army protests © Getty Sudanese protesters cook in the street in Khartoum Sudan's long term ruler, Omar al Bashir, was overthrown by the military in April following mass protests against his 30-year rule.

Since then, there has been a Transitional Military Council (TMC).

It is proposed that a sovereign council lead Sudan for three years as it embraces civilian rule.

There has been persistent deadlock in talks between the protesters and the military.

The demonstrators want limited military representation on the sovereign council, but the generals are refusing to relinquish power.

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