16 dead in Khartoum from 'live fire' in 2 days: Sudan police

Published: April 13, 2019
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Sudanese protesters wave a national flag and flash the victory sign as they sit atop a military vehicle next to soldiers near the capital Khartoum's military headquarters on 7 April 2019. PHOTO: AFP

Sudanese protesters wave a national flag and flash the victory sign as they sit atop a military vehicle next to soldiers near the capital Khartoum's military headquarters on 7 April 2019. PHOTO: AFP

KHARTOUM: Sixteen people have been killed by ‘live ammunition’ in Khartoum during ongoing protests over the past two days, Sudan’s police said on Friday.

“Sixteen people died and 20 were wounded by live ammunition” as the capital saw massive gatherings during the past two days, police spokesman General Hashim Abdelrahim told AFP in a text message.

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He further said that the sit-ins and gatherings have affected the traffic and caused a big traffic jam in central Khartoum.

Since Dec. 19 last year, Sudan has been witnessing popular protests over the deteriorating economic conditions and price hikes of basic commodities.

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