Protests Against Military Coup In Sudan, 7 Killed

Seven people have been killed and 140 injured in protests against a military coup in Sudan.

The Sudanese army seized power from the interim government on Monday, and a health ministry official said seven people had been killed and 140 wounded in clashes between troops and street protesters.

Incumbent leader General Abdul Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the Military Civilian Autonomous Council, which was set up two years ago to lead the country to democracy after the overthrow of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir in a popular uprising.

Declaring a state of emergency, Burhan said the armed forces needed protection and security. He promised to hold elections in July 2023 and then hand over to an elected civilian government.

“The current situation in the country is a real threat to the dreams of the youth and the hopes of the nation,” he said.

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