One killed in renewed anti-coup protests in Sudan

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KHARTOUM — Sudanese security forces killed one protester on Saturday during renewed demonstrations against a military takeover that derailed a transition to civilian rule last year, medics said.اضافة اعلان

The victim, who was not identified, died as a result of “a bullet to the chest” in the capital’s twin city of Omdurman, the pro-democracy Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said in a statement. The latest death brings the toll to 96, from a crackdown on anti-coup protests which have taken place regularly since the October 25 military coup led by army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the committee said.

Saturday’s protests came after thousands took to the streets Thursday to oppose the power grab, mainly in Khartoum but also elsewhere, renewing demands for civilian rule. About 100 people were injured during Thursday’s demonstrations, according to the doctors’ committee.

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