Protests continue in Sudan
Protests continue in Sudan

Stray bullets kill 16, injure over in Sudan

ANI | Updated: Apr 13, 2019 23:02 IST

Khartoum [Sudan], Apr 13 (ANI): Stray bullets were fired by the police here on Saturday morning at the protestors who were staging a sit-in,  killing 16 people and injuring over 20 others, police said.
Al Jazeera reported that the protestors, who have been demonstrating for more than past 48 hours, vowed to stay on the streets until a new civilian government takes the office in the North African country.
Police spokesperson Hashem Ali said that the protestors were waiting to hear from their newly appointed leader Abdel Fattah Burhan, who addressed the public on Saturday.
Earlier on the day, the transitional military council said that the head of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) Salah Abdallah Gosh has resigned from his post.
"The chief of the transitional military council, Abdel Fattah Burhan, has accepted the resignation of ... the chief of NISS," the council was quoted as saying.
Gosh's resignation comes less than 24 hours after the Sudanese military replaced the country's transitional leader General Awad Ibn Auf, who had been in power for only 24 hours.
The announcement was met with cheers in the Sudanese capital where people had been protesting against the military leader's taking over after Omar al-Bashir's exit from power.
After toppling the President in Sudan, Auf made the announcement of the formation of a transitional military council for a period of two years - a decision which was met with sharp criticism from the Sudanese Professionals Association who have been spearheading protests which led to the eventual overthrow of the Sudanese President.
Protesters have been taking to streets in Sudan for months now, as initial protests were triggered by the rise in the prices of bread amongst other consumer goods.
Calls for al-Bashir's, who has been ruling Sudan since the past 30 years, resignation gained traction during the protests, leading to the former President resigning on Thursday. (ANI)