Sudan protests: Army fires at Khartoum rally, killing two

At least 10 others wounded after security forces open fire near protest site in Khartoum, a doctors’ committee said.

Sudan protests: Army fires at Khartoum rally, killing two | Sudan News | Al Jazeera

(Al Jazeera News) – At least two people have been killed and 10 wounded in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum when shots were fired near the site of a protest sit-in, a doctors’ committee close to demonstrators said.

“After regular forces opened fire, there were casualties on Nile Street near the sit-in site,” the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said in a statement following the incident on Saturday.

The committee did not specify which forces opened fire or identify those killed or wounded. A man died “who was hit with live rounds in the head”, the committee said.

Thousands of demonstrators in Sudan have attempted to stop security forces from closing down the main street outside the military headquarters in Khartoum.

Sounds of live gunfire were heard at around 2pm local time (12:00 GMT), which lasted for about four hours, witnesses told Al Jazeera.

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