Sudan state media reports ‘failed’ coup attempt

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A coup attempt in Sudan “failed” early Tuesday has been reported by state media. This comes as the country wrestles with an unstable transition since the 2019 removal of longtime President Omar al-Bashir.

AFP gathered that top military and government sources said the attempt involved a group of officers who were “immediately suspended” after they “failed” to take over the state media building.

“There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it,” state television said, without elaborating.

Senior member of Sudan’s ruling body, Taher Abuhaja, said “an attempt to seize power has been thwarted.”

Another senior ruling body member, Mohamed al-Fekki said: “Everything is under control and the revolution is victorious.”

Traffic seemed to be streaming smoothly in central Khartoum, AFP correspondents reported, including around army headquarters, where protesters organized a mass sit-in that ultimately led to Bashir’s ouster in a palace coup.

However, security forces did shut down the main bridge across the Nile connecting Khartoum to its twin city Omdurman.

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