Khartoum, Jul 1: Death toll in anti-government protests in Sudan has reached seven, while 181 people sustained injuries, Health Ministry issued a statement on Monday.
On Sunday, Al-Arabiya reported that unknown snipers opened fire on civilians and members of the country's Rapid Support Forces, as thousands of people took to the streets demanding transition of power from the military to civilian rule. Later that day, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said that five people were killed in the protests, here.
Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) has earlier placed responsibility for all potential consequences of Sunday's protests on the opposition Forces of Freedom and Change protest movement, which had reportedly called for a "million man" march on Sunday in the cities of Khartoum and Omdurman.
Months of anti-government protests in Sudan culminated in a military coup on April 11, 2019.
Then-President Omar Bashir, who had been in power for 30 years, was overthrown and then imprisoned. The TMC came to power and pledged to hold a new election within two years. However, the protests have continued, with demonstrators demanding that the military hand over power to a civilian government. (UNI)