Four more Sudanese protesters killed in Omdurman, as army and opposition meet

At least six people, four of whom were children, were killed during a rally in Al-Obeid. (File/AFP)
Updated 01 August 2019

Four more Sudanese protesters killed in Omdurman, as army and opposition meet

  • Four out of the six people killed in the rally were children
  • Doctors aligned with opposition said the people died when security forces broke up student protests

CAIRO: Four more Sudanese protesters were killed on Thursday during protests in Omdurman with many more injured by live bullets according to medics working on the scene. 

The violence followed a top Sudanese army commander saying that a security force assigned to guard a bank in El-Obeid was responsible for killing protesting children in the city on Monday, according to SUNA news agency.

At least six people were killed at a rally in El-Obeid, 400 km southwest of Khartoum, at least four of whom were children.

They were killed when security forces broke up a student protest in the city, opposition-linked doctors said. The teenagers were rallying against fuel and bread shortages, residents said.

Meanwhile, Sudanese protest leaders and ruling generals are to resume talks on Thursday evening on the remaining aspects of installing civilian rule, spokesman for the ruling military council General Shamseddine Kabbashi told the official SUNA news agency, as thousands rallied in central Khartoum against the killing of the four students.

Prominent protest leader Madani Abbas Madani told reporters the talks would begin at 7:00 pm local time.


UAE confirms 331 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths

Updated 1 min 3 sec ago

UAE confirms 331 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths

  • The UAE health ministry said 29 people have recovered, bringing the total to 268

DUBAI: A further 331 people have tested positive with the coronavirus in the UAE, bringing the total confirmed cases to 2,990, state news agency WAM reported.
The health ministry said the new patients were all in a stable condition and receiving the necessary treatment.
Meanwhile two expats have died, the ministry confirmed – both had prior chronic illnesses – bringing the number of lives lost due to COVID-19 in the UAE to 14.
But there continues to be glimmers of hope, with a further 29 people who have recovered, bringing that total to 268.
The UAE carried out more than 40,000 coronavirus tests over the past two days using latest state-of-the-art-technology as part of the country’s efforts to curb the coronavirus spread.