Africa

Sudan links ‘failed coup’ to ousted regime

A Sudanese national flag is attached to a machine gun of Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) soldiers as they wait for the arrival of Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, deputy head of the military council and head of RSF, before a meeting in Aprag village 60, kilometers away from Khartoum, Sudan, June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

Sudanese soldiers block the road for taking precautions after a failed coup attempt in Khartoum, Sudan [Al-Jazeera]

The Sudanese government said Tuesday that military officers and civilians linked to the ousted regime of longtime President Omar al-Bashir had attempted a coup but were swiftly brought under control.

“We brought under control a coup attempt by military officers early Tuesday,” said Information Minister Hamza Baloul.

Authorities “have arrested leaders of the failed plot, which involved military officers and civilians belonging to the defunct regime,” he added.

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