Coup Situation in Sudan, clashes between army and paramilitary forces, 50 dead

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1,000 People were injured in the Clash: Doctors Union


Sudan: Clashes broke out between the main paramilitary forces and the armed forces in several parts of the country, including the capital Khartoum. About 50 people have died in this incident. While around 1000 people have been injured. The death toll is expected to rise. A situation of coup has arisen in the country. Along with this, the paramilitary force has claimed to occupy the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Indeed, the long-running conflict between military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his number two paramilitary commander, Mohammad Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, has turned violent.

The Sudanese Doctors Union said about 1,000 people were injured in the fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Force (RSF). Along with Khartoum, the cities of Omdurman, Nyala, Al Obeid and Al Fashar recorded the highest number of deaths. These cities are west of the capital Khartoum.

Along with this, the paramilitary forces's Rapid Support Force (RSF) claimed to have captured the presidential palace, the army chief's residence, the government television station, the capital Khartoum, the northern city of Merowe, Al Fashar and the airport in West Darfur. However, the army has rejected these claims.

Sudan's air force urged people to stay indoors late Saturday night. Also, schools, banks and government offices were closed in Khartoum. The sounds of gunfire and explosions are echoing in the capital. Meanwhile, the Indian mission in Sudan has appealed to the Indians living there to stay inside their homes. They said, "Be extremely careful, Please keep calm and wait for updates."

According to a news agency, guns and armored vehicles are roaming the streets of the capital. Army and RSF are deployed with heavy weapons near the headquarters. Army Chief General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan said that the RSF should withdraw. We feel that if they are wise, they should come to Khartoum and take their troops from here. But if the RSF does not do so, the army will have to be deployed in Khartoum.

The armed forces said talks with the RSF will not take place until the paramilitary force is disbanded. The army asked the soldiers attached to the RSF to report to nearby army units. If they agree, the RSF ranks may drop. RSF leader General Mohammad Hamdan Dagalo called military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan a criminal and a liar.