Sudan’s authorities reported late on Thursday that a state coup attempt was thwarted in the country, Sky News Arabia said citing a statement by the defense and security committee of the Transitional Military Council.

According to the statement, 12 miltiary officers were involved in the attempted coup, they were detained.

“The security service started interrogating them, they will be transferred to the court promptly,” the committee’s head, Lt. Gen. Jamal Omar, said.

He added that power transition can be achieved only through a popular vote, not by military means.

A month ago, the Transitional Miltary Council said it prevented two attempts to stage a state coup.

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