Sudanese forces storm protest camp, nine people dead: medics

  03 June 2019    Read: 1107
Sudanese forces storm protest camp, nine people dead: medics

Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning and at least nine people were reported to have been killed in the worst violence since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April.

Footage broadcast by al-Hadath and Jazeera television showed chaotic scenes of people fleeing through streets as sustained bursts of gunfire crackled in the air. People rushed to carry away those who had been hit, the footage showed.

The main protest group accused the ruling military council of trying to break up the camp, calling the action “a massacre”.

But the council said the security forces had targeted criminals in an adjacent area.


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