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Sudan security forces kill two anti-coup protesters — medics

Sudanese protesters gather amid tear gas fired by security forces during a demonstration against the October 25 coup, in the capital Khartoum, on January 2, 2022. (AFP)
Sudanese protesters gather amid tear gas fired by security forces during a demonstration against the October 25 coup, in the capital Khartoum, on January 2, 2022. (AFP)

KHARTOUM, Sudan — Sudanese security forces killed two protesters in Omdurman, twin city of the capital Khartoum, medics says, as thousands rallied against the military.

The pro-democracy Doctors’ Committee says one of the protesters was shot in the chest while the second suffered a “severe head wound.”

Today’s deaths bring the total number of protesters killed in a violent crackdown since a military takeover in October to 56, while hundreds have been wounded.

Sudan has been plunged into turmoil since General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan — the country’s de facto leader following the 2019 ouster of longtime strongman Omar al-Bashir — launched a coup and detained the prime minister.

Premier Abdalla Hamdok was reinstated on November 21, but mass protests have continued as demonstrators distrust veteran general Burhan and his promises of seeking to guide the country toward full democracy.

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