Sudan: Protestors shot & killed by military

Tension remains high in Sudan as the country's military has opened fire on demonstrators in the nationwide protests in the capital, Khartoum, and other cities.

A local doctors' association says that at least three people were killed and dozens were wounded on Saturday.

Troops are deployed in the capital, closing bridges and roads to contain the protests.

Military leaders staged a coup on Monday, putting an end to a joint effort with a civilian body in a transition to a full democratic government, following the fall of the long-time autocratic government in 2019.

Pro-democracy groups have called for protests against the coup and many Sudanese took to the streets in a large mass in Khartoum and other cities.

Some Arab media reported that sporadic gunfire was heard in Khartoum and that the Internet and telephone connections were hampered.