Image copyright AFP Image caption Sudanese troops fired in the air near the HQ of the General Intelligence Service Shooting has broken out in the Sudanese capital Khartoum between the army and disgruntled elite troops from an agency once loyal to ex-leader Omar al-Bashir.The agency, the General Intelligence Service, is being disbanded.Heavy gunfire could be…

Sudanese army troops fire in the air

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Sudanese troops fired in the air shut to the HQ of the General Intelligence Carrier

Taking pictures has broken out in the Sudanese capital Khartoum between the navy and disgruntled elite troops from an company as soon as right to ex-leader Omar al-Bashir.

The company, the General Intelligence Carrier, is being disbanded.

Heavy gunfire might per chance well be heard for hours in parts of the metropolis, and the airport is closed.

The executive describes the row as a mutiny over severance pay, but there are concerns this might per chance well be an strive to derail the political transition.

A senior member of the ruling Sovereign Council, Gen Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, identified as Hemeti, has accused ragged intelligence chief Salah Gosh of being in the support of the unrest.

He mentioned that while he did now not take into narrative the incident a coup strive, such action would now not be tolerated.

BBC World Carrier Africa Editor Will Ross says there possess lengthy been fears that the soundness of Sudan might per chance well be tested by as soon as extremely effective figures who are in opposition to the foremost reforms executed since Bashir’s overthrow in April final year.

Troopers from the intelligence company posted movies of their colleagues firing heavy weapons into the night sky in a show veil of force.

Reuters files company quoted residents as announcing there became some struggling with in a northern district of Khartoum, and a security constructing became seized by mutineers shut to the airport.

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Gen Dagalo mentioned the actions of the mutineers would now not be tolerated

Meanwhile Agence France Presse mentioned five folks were wounded when photos were fired on the unit’s bases.

The country’s fundamental dispute crew called for an cease to “these irresponsible operations which might per chance well well be causing dread among citizens”.

As a minimal 170 folks were killed all by procedure of the months-lengthy crackdown in opposition to the dispute movement final year. The unit, then identified as the Nationwide Intelligence and Safety Carrier, played a important piece in the crackdown.

Bashir became at final overthrown by the navy, 30 years after he took vitality in a coup.

He became sentenced to 2 years in a social reform facility for corruption in December.

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