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Sudanese Forces Storm Protest Camp, At Least Nine People Killed
By Staff, Agencies
Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning and at least nine people were reported to have been killed in the worst violence since the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir in April.
Footage broadcast by al-Hadath and al-Jazeera televisions showed chaotic scenes of people fleeing through streets as sustained bursts of gunfire crackled in the air. People rushed to carry away those who had been hit, the footage showed.
The main protest group accused the ruling military council of trying to break up the camp, calling the action “a massacre”.
But the council said the security forces had targeted criminals in an adjacent area.
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