Protesters stitchery during what the accusation ministry calls a subject coup successful Khartoum, Sudan, connected Oct. 25, 2021. (Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters)
KHARTOUM—Sudan’s apical wide Abdel Fattah al-Burhan defended the army’s seizure of powerfulness connected Tuesday, saying helium had ousted the authorities of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok to debar civilian war.
Speaking astatine his archetypal quality league since helium announced the takeover connected Monday, Burhan accused politicians of incitement against the equipped forces. He said Hamdok was confined successful his ain location and had not been harmed.
Soldiers arrested the premier curate and different members of his furniture connected Monday, hours earlier Burhan appeared connected TV to denote the dissolution of the Sovereign Council, a assemblage acceptable up to stock powerfulness betwixt the subject and civilians.
Monday’s subject takeover brought a halt to Sudan’s modulation to ideology 2 years aft a fashionable uprising toppled long-serving autocrat Omar al-Bashir.
An authoritative astatine the wellness ministry said 7 radical were killed successful clashes betwixt protesters and the information forces connected Monday. On Tuesday, beingness was halted successful Khartoum and its duplicate metropolis Omdurman crossed the Nile, with shops unopen and plumes of fume rising from wherever protesters were burning tires.
Burhan said the military’s enactment did not magnitude to a coup, arsenic the service was trying to rectify the way of the governmental transition.
Western countries person denounced the coup, called for the detained furniture ministers to beryllium freed, and said they volition chopped disconnected assistance if the subject does not reconstruct power-sharing with civilians.
By Khalid Abdelaziz