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New Military Coup Attempt Thwarted in Sudan, Arabic Media Claims

Sputnik News

15:54 12.06.2019(updated 16:28 12.06.2019)

A new military coup attempt has been thwarted in Sudan, resulting in the detention of at least 68 police officers, Al-Arabiya reported on Wednesday, citing its sources.

The coup attempt targeted the Transitional Military Council which was created after the resignation of the country's long-term leader, Omar Bashir, the outlet noted.

Earlier this month, head of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan called for a general election to be held within the next nine months.

Sudan has been engulfed by protests since December. The rallies were initially triggered by the rise in price for bread but later took on a new turn as Sudanese citizens began calling for the resignation of Bashir.

The situation escalated in early April when Bashir, who had been in power for nearly 30 years, was detained by the country's military. The Transitional Military Council promised to hold a new election in two years' time. However, protesters continued to hit the streets, demanding the military to hand power to a new civilian government.

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