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Coup Attempt Failed In Sudan

A coup attempt in Sudan “failed” early today, Tuesday, state media reported, as the country grapples with a fragile transition since the 2019 ouster of longtime president Omar al-Bashir.

Top military and government sources told AFP that the attempt involved a group of officers who were “immediately suspended” after they “failed” to take over the state media building.

“There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it,” state television said, without elaborating. 

Senior member of Sudan’s ruling body, Taher Abuhaja, said “an attempt to seize power has been thwarted.” 

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Another senior ruling body member, Mohamed al-Fekki said: “Everything is under control and the revolution is victorious.” 

Traffic appeared to be flowing smoothly in central Khartoum, AFP correspondents reported, including around army headquarters, where protesters staged a mass sit-in that eventually led to Bashir’s ouster in a palace coup. 

Security forces did however close the main bridge across the Nile connecting Khartoum to its twin city Omdurman.

AFP 

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