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Possible coup in Sudan, government ministers arrested by military group

Coup in Sudan: Military forces In Sudan have arrested at least 4 cabinet ministers and a civilian from the ruling council. Sudan’s main pro-democratic political group called on people to take to the streets against a “coup.”

The Sudanese Al Hadath news reported that, ‘the Sudanese prime minister Abdallah Hamdok was also placed under house arrest after unidentified military forces besieged his house Sunday’ -citing unnamed resourced.

Unveiled media repost and photos circulating the internet showed men in uniforms stationed outside his home.

Those arrested included Industry Minister Ibrahim al-Sheikh, Information Minister Hamza Baloul, and Mohammed al-Fiky Suliman, member of the country’s ruling transitional body, known as The Sovereign Council, and Faisal Mohammed Saleh, a media adviser to the prime minister – DW

The Sudanese Professionals’ Association, the country’s main pro-democratic political group, called on people to demonstrate in the streets and counter an apparent military coup in Sudan. 

Local media reports also added that the Khartoum International Airport had been cordoned off by military forces. Al Arabiya reported that major airlines had suspended flights to Khartoum two days ago.

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Reuters wrote that internet services had been disrupted across the capital of Khartum. NetBlocks, a group which tracks disruptions across the internet, said it had seen a “significant disruption” to both fixed-line and mobile internet connections across Sudan with multiple providers early Monday.

Last month, Sudan saw a failed military coup attempt.