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2 protesters killed in anti-coup rally in Sudan, doctors committee said

Two protesters were shot dead in the Sudanese capital on Wednesday to protest a recent military coup, according to a group of pro-democracy doctors.

The Central Doctors Committee said dozens of other protesters had been shot.

The shootings took place as protesters gathered in Khartoum and other cities to protest the military takeover of 25 October.

Witnesses said security forces fired tear gas shells at protesters at several places. He also said that mobile phone lines were cut across the country during the demonstrations.

The organizers of the protest are calling for a complete transfer of power to civilian authorities and the leaders of the military takeover to be tried in court.

The coup comes after weeks of escalating tensions between military and civilian leaders over Sudan’s transition to democracy.

The coup has threatened to derail the process that began after the ouster of longtime President Omar al-Bashir in a popular uprising in 2019.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed developments in Sudan during a visit to Nairobi on Wednesday, where he met President Uhuru Kenyatta and other officials.

In the midst of a five-day trip to Africa that also includes visits to Nigeria and Senegal, Blinken said, “It is important that the transition regains the legitimacy it had.”

Some information in this report has been received from Reuters and Agence France-Presse.

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