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16 killed, 20 injured in Khartoum in 2 days

13 Apr 2019, 09:31 ( 3 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Omer Zainal-Abdin, chairman of the Political Committee in Sudan's Transitional Military Council, speaks at a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan, on April 12, 2019. Photo Xinhua.

Sixteen people were killed and 20 others injured during gatherings in Sudan's capital city Khartoum on Thursday and Friday, Sudanese police announced Friday.

   "Criminal police investigations indicated that 16 people were killed and 20 injured by stray bullets," Hashim Abdel-Rahim, Sudanese police spokesman, said in a statement.

   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.