After agreement on interim government: military leadership in Sudan wants to have prevented coup attempt - politics

After agreement on interim government: military leadership in Sudan wants to have prevented coup attempt - politics

In Sudan, according to the ruling military, a coup attempt has been prevented. Responsible for this are members of the armed forces and security forces, said the head of the Security Committee of the Military Transitional Council, Jamal Omar Ibrahim, late Thursday night.

The aim was to block the recent agreement between the military leadership and the opposition on the formation of a transitional government in the East African country, it said. Several people were arrested. The leader of the coup attempt and some other military were still wanted. Further details were not known at first.

In April, long-time President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown by the military. The coup was preceded by months of mass protests and a sit-in in the capital, Khartoum. As a result, the military and the opposition were fighting for the formation of a transitional government. On 3 June, security forces killed more than 120 people in disbanding the seat blockade.

Last week, the military and civilian opposition then agreed on a joint interim government to pave the way for new elections in three years' time. (dpa)

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