Seven killed in crackdown on rallies in Sudan’s capital : Medics

17 January 2022, 8:00 PM
Organisers of anti-military rallies in Sudan's capital Khartoum announced an escalation of protests after security forces used gunfire and teargas on Monday to disperse demonstrations against a coup and medics said seven people had been killed.
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