Security Forces' Bullets Kill, Injure Dozens in Khartoum
The Central Committee of Doctors in Sudan announces the death of demonstrators opposing the coup of the Sudanese army commander.
Five protesters opposing the coup of Sudanese army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan were killed by security forces in Khartoum, according to the Central Doctors Committee.
According to the report published on the organization's Facebook account, one of the victims was shot in the head and the other in the neck, with "dozens" of gunshot wounds, some of which were critical.
Dozens more who rallied against military rule suffered bullet wounds, the Committee said, as the overall casualty toll in the crackdown rose to 29 dead and hundreds wounded.
This comes after the committee said on its Facebook page earlier that two protesters were killed during the "repression" of the demonstrations in the Bahri area (northeast of Khartoum), explaining that they were hit by "live bullets, one in the head and the other in the neck."
The Doctors Committee also confirmed that "dozens of people were wounded by live bullets, some of them in critical conditions," while the authorities say that the security forces do not use live bullets.
Earlier today, hundreds of Sudanese went to the streets in Khartoum to protest against the military coup led by General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan.
The Sudanese authorities had announced the closure of 4 bridges in Khartoum, as of midnight on Tuesday, hours before the demonstrations called by the "resistance committees" coordinators.
Blinken: It is necessary for the transitional period to restore legitimacy
Simultaneously, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced today that Sudan will enjoy the support and assistance of the international community once again in the event that “legitimacy” is restored to the government that was overthrown after the October 25 military coup.
In a press conference held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, Blinken said that "if the military puts this train back on its tracks and does what's necessary, I think the support that has been very strong from the international community can resume."