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Sudanese military coup reported, several ministers 'arrested', including PM

There have been reports of military coups in the African country of Sudan and the detention of several key political figures, including the prime minister, while protests have been staged in various parts of the country, including the capital, Khartoum.

According to local Sudanese broadcasters, Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk has been detained following an apparent military coup in the country.

Reuters news agency quoted the prime minister's family sources as saying that military officials stormed the prime minister's house on Monday morning, after which he was transferred to an unknown location.

According to local TV, four cabinet ministers and a civilian were also detained during the alleged military coup.

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk (file photo)

According to media reports, several party leaders and government officials have also been detained, while internet service in the capital Khartoum has also been affected.

Sudan's international airport has also been closed, according to local journalists and social activists.

It should be noted that Sudan has been suffering from political instability since the overthrow of long-ruling former President Omar al-Bashir in 2019. Meanwhile, the military backed the nomination of economist and diplomat Abdullah Hamdouk as caretaker prime minister.

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Omar al-Bashir was arrested after large-scale protests in Sudan, which have long strained relations between pro-military officers and the civilian government.

New elections are scheduled for the end of next year in Sudan, but according to the constitution, Abdullah Hamdouk is not allowed to run.

However, Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk faced constant resistance from the pro-Omar al-Bashir faction within the army.

People gather on the streets after reports of a military coup.

People gather on the streets after reports of a military coup.

Last month, a military coup was attempted in Sudan on September 21, when dozens of military personnel seized a key bridge. However, the attempt was foiled and several soldiers were arrested.

Last week, thousands of protesters marched against a possible military coup in the country. Protesters also chanted slogans in support of the government.

Trade unions in Sudan on Monday called on the public to leave their homes and thwart a military coup.

Some information for this news is taken from the news agency 'Reuters'.

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