Sudan state media report ‘failed’ coup attempt

Written by on September 21, 2021

Sudanese authorities reported a coup attempt  on Tuesday by a group of soldiers but said the attempt failed and that the military remains in control.

Sudan’s state-run television called on the public “to counter” the attempt but did not provide further details.

“All is under control. The revolution is victorious,” Mohamed Al Faki Suleiman, a member of the ruling military-civilian council, wrote on Facebook. He also called on the Sudanese to protect the transition.

The state run Sudan News Agency later tweeted that “an authorised source in the presidency of the council of ministers said that security and military authorities have thwarted a coup attempt at dawn today”.

“The situation is under control, and those involved in it [the coup attempt] have been arrested and investigations are underway,” added the statement.

A military official said an unspecified number of troops from the armoured corps were behind the attempt and that they tried to take over several government institutions but were quickly stopped

A government spokesman said on state TV that “remnants” of the regime of ousted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir participated in the attempt, although no further details were given.

A government told reporters that information about the coup attempt was made available to the government on Monday evening, which helped thwart it quickly.

Source: Al Jazeera

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