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Sudan says senior police officer killed during protests

A senior Sudanese police officer has been killed during protests by thousands against a military coup, the police media office says, reporting the first security forces fatality since the takeover.

Ali Bareema Hamad “fell martyr while doing his duties and securing protests” in the capital Khartoum, the police statement says on Facebook.

Sudanese protesters walk past burning tires as they rally to protest against the October 2021 military coup, in the capital Khartoum, on January 9, 2022 (AFP)

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