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Sudan Military Fire Live Bullets at Protesters, Kill Five

Sudan Military has Monday fired live bullets into the Sit-in protesters outside its headquarters in Khartoum.

Reports indicate that at least five protesters have been confirmed dead and many injured in the raid aimed to break up a sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters.

“Two peaceful protesters were killed by live bullets fired at the orders of the Transitional Military Council,” the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said on Twitter without giving further details.

Also in the latest update on the committee’s Facebook page it was added that three more people were killed “by the bullets of the military council,” bringing the total to five, referring to it as a “massacre.”

A large number of critical casualties have also been reported from the scene.

According to an AFP journalist, gun fires were early morning heard around the military headquarters and the city streets.

Earlier reports also revealed that the military have in recent day also attempted to use force to disperse the sit-in protests in front of army headquarters.

Protesters pitched camp at the army headquarters since former President Omar Bashir was ousted.

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The Sudanese Professionals Association, the group which spearheaded nationwide protests since December also confirmed that an attempt is taking place to disperse the sit-in at the headquarters of the people’s armed forces by the military council.

The SPA has however urged the protesters not to derail asking them to take part in “total civil disobedience” to topple the military council.

The group also urged the Sudanese to continue engaging in “peaceful marches and rallies” in the capital and other parts of the country.

Sudan is currently governed by the transitional military council led by Abdel Fattah which was established in April after the overthrow of Gen.Omar Bashir in a coup de tat.

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