Miltary coup foiled in Sudan


The Sudan government says there has been a coup attempt by a group of soldiers but said the attempt failed and that the military remains in control.

A military official said an unspecified number of troops from the armored corps were behind the attempt and that they tried to take over several government institutions but were stopped in their tracks.

The plotters had reportedly tried to take over the state media building.

A government spokesman said the interrogation of suspects behind the attempted coup is due to begin and the military would issue a statement shortly.

Sdan has been on a fragile path to democratic rule since the military’s ousted the country’s longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, following four months of mass protests.

The country is now ruled by a joint civilian and military government that faces towering economic and security challenges.

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