A “failed” coup attempt took place in Sudan on Tuesday, state media reported, as the country struggles to complete its political transformation since the dismissal of autocrat Omar al-Bashir more than two years. Government and military officials confirmed to AFP news reports that the unidentified perpetrators of a conspiracy attempted to take control of the state media building, but that they had “failed”.

Another senior military official told him that a group of officers were “involved in the attempt” but were “immediately suspended”. “There was a failed coup attempt, the people must face it,” state media reported, without further details.

“Under control”
A prominent member of the Sovereign Council – the highest decision-making body in the country – Taher Abouhaja said in a speech broadcast on state television that the state has “foiled an attempt to seize power”.

For his part, Mohamed al-Fekki, another member of this body, said on Facebook account: “Everything is under control and the revolution is victorious”.


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