One Sudanese soldier was killed and 58 injured during protests that began in Sudan after the military disbanded the government and the prime minister was arrested, the country’s military leader, commander-in-chief of the armed forces Abdel Fattah al-Burhan told RIA Novosti.
“During the protests, there were killed among the military. One soldier was killed, two officers were injured, another 56 soldiers were wounded. We did not talk about this,” Al-Burkhan said, answering a question about his attitude to the protests and the death of fellow citizens in these events.
RIA Novosti was the first media outlet to be able to speak with the military leader of Sudan after the recent events in the country related to the detention of officials and the dissolution of the government.
On Tuesday, the media reported the deaths of seven people and 140 injured in the protests in Sudan.
The Sudanese military on Monday morning detained Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok and several other members of the government. The head of the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, announced in a televised address to the nation the introduction of a state of emergency and the dissolution of the country’s government. On Tuesday, it became known that Hamdok and his wife returned to their capital residence.
In April 2019, Sudan suffered a military coup prompted by popular protests amid a deep economic crisis and declining living standards. President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled for 30 years, was removed from power and later imprisoned.
In September 2021, the Sudanese authorities announced that they had prevented an attempted military coup in the country.
According to a statement from the command of the armed forces, most of the participants in the coup attempt were detained, including 21 officers and a number of soldiers. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok said at the time that the coup attempt indicated the need for reforms in the army and security agencies. The Sudanese authorities named the supporters of al-Bashir as organizers of the mutiny.France ready to resume talks on nuclear deal with Iran