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Shootings and explosions in different districts of Khartoum

Light and heavy weapon fire as well as explosions resound on Saturday in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, against the backdrop of a rivalry for weeks between the two generals behind the 2021 putsch.

Witnesses reported ‘fighting’ and explosions near a headquarters of General Mohamed Hamdane Daglo’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in southern Khartoum, while AFP journalists heard shootings near the airport and in the northern suburbs.

The fighting erupted when the RSF of General Mohamed Hamdane Daglo, a major rival of Sudan’s de facto ruler, army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhane, attacked army bases, the AFP told AFP. Army spokesman.

These attacks took place “in Khartoum and elsewhere in Sudan,” said General Nabil Abdallah. “There is fighting and the army is doing its duty to protect the homeland,” he added.

Furthermore, a communiqué from the FSR, which brings together former militiamen from the Darfur war, indicates that “the Rapid Support Forces were surprised in the morning by the arrival of a large army contingent which besieged their Soba camp”, leading to “an attack with all kinds of heavy and light weapons”.

The FSR, which ensure control of the airport and the presidential palace of Khartoum, call on the inhabitants to “join them” and affirm to the soldiers that they do not “target them, but their staff who use them to stay on his throne, even if it means putting the stability of the country at risk”.



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