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Sudan claims to thwart military coup attempt; many officers said detained

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KHARTOUM — An attempted coup in Sudan “failed” early Tuesday, state media reported, without identifying the plotters.

“There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it,” state media reported, without elaborating.

A top government source told AFP the plotters had attempted to take over the state media building but “they failed.”

A senior military source said a group of officers “were involved in the attempt but were immediately suspended.”

Many troops, including high-ranking officers, have been arrested, an official said. He did not provide further details, saying that a military statement would be released shortly.

“All is under control. The revolution is victorious,” Mohammed al-Fiky Suliman, a member of the ruling military-civilian council, wrote........

© The Times of Israel

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