KHARTOUM (Somaliguardian) – Sudan said it had foiled an attempted coup on Tuesday, accusing plotters among the Armored Corps loyal to the ousted president Omar al-Bashir of a failed bid to derail the revolution that removed him from power in 2019.
The plotters aimed to arrest members of the country’s Sovereign Council and military leaders, according to Al Arabiya TV. A group of soldiers tried to broadcast coup letter at state TV early on Tuesday morning, but their efforts came to no avail.
Footage circulated on social media showed tanks in the streets of the capital Khartoum. Military units loyal to the council used tanks to close a bridge connecting Khartoum with Omdurman to secure state media headquarters.
Sudanese army said it had arrested 21 officers and a number of soldiers in connection to the coup attempt, adding that all affected areas were under army control.
The international community strongly condemned the coup attempt in Sudan, which triggered fear that the country could slide back to a military rule.
A ruling body known as the Sovereign Council has run Sudan under a fragil power-sharing deal between the military and civilians since the ouster of Omar al-Bashir.
#BREAKING: Tanks and large number of troops seen in #Sudan’s capital, #Khartoum and #Omdurman as military claims it has foiled an attempted coup. For more updates visit https://t.co/xuSsL7bMA1 pic.twitter.com/ofOQpi5Z7H
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