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Sudanese PM Hamdok placed under house arrest, several senior officials detained in suspected military coup - reports

Added 10-25-21 12:37:02am EST - “Several ministers of Sudan's interim government have been detained by the military, and PM Abdalla Hamdok is under house arrest, reports claim. This comes amid rallies by pro-military protesters and supporters of civilian rule.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Sudanese PM Hamdok placed under house arrest, several senior officials detained in suspected military coup - reports”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

With tensions between supporters of the military and interim government flaring up in the last several days, Al-Hadath TV reported that four ministers of the interim government and one high-ranking civilian official were arrested early on Monday. The prime minister himself has reportedly been placed under house arrest.

Reuters reported, citing “family sources,” that the military also arrested Hamdok’s adviser during a home raid.

There have also been reports of wide-ranging internet and telephone services outages in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.

⚠️ Confirmed: Internet disrupted in #Sudan amid reports of military coup and detention of Prime Minister; real-time network data show national connectivity at 34% of ordinary levels; incident ongoing ???????? Live Report: https://t.co/uVVZKchH5Spic.twitter.com/SoyZK2uYQ9

The Sudanese Professionals Association, the group which spearheaded the protests for civilian rule last year, urged supporters to take to the streets to show “fierce resistance” to what they described as a “brutal military coup.”

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