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Sudan Coup: Three more pro-democracy protesters killed

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Sudan Coup: Three more pro-democracy protesters killed

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Three more anti-coup protesters were killed Saturday by security forces in Khartoum bringing the number to six people who have died in the demonstrations.

The deaths follow a crackdown on protesters opposed to the takeover of the Sudanese government by the military.

According to the doctors’ report, the two died of gunshot wounds.

The demonstrations come nearly three weeks after Sudan’s military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the country’s transitional cabinet and declared a state of emergency.

In a televised announcement, Abdel Fattah dissolved the sovereign council and said that the military will continue the transition until July 2023, when elections will be held.

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters have flooded the streets of the capital Khartoum following the ouster in which several government officials were arrested and detained.

However, police have denied using gunshots to disperse protesters, shifting the blame on anonymous forces who may have opened fire on the demonstrators.

In a separate development, the Sudanese military on Sunday raided the house of Al Jazeera’s Khartoum bureau chief, El Musalmi El Kabbashi, and arrested him according to a statement released by the media network, and seen by CNN.

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