A power struggle between Sudan’s army and a notorious paramilitary squad has reportedly killed at least 25 people and injured hundreds more.
Residents avoided bullets as different forces fought for control of the presidential palace, state television, and army headquarters.
Tensions over an envisaged shift to civilian rule sparked the violence.
Both the army and its adversaries, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), claim control of important locations such as the airport.
Battles raged on into the night. Violence was also reported in other parts of the country, including places in Darfur.
The army claims that jets are bombing RSF bases, and the country’s air force has advised residents to stay indoors while it conducts a complete aerial inspection of paramilitary activity.
The combat is taking place between army groups loyal to Sudan’s de facto leader, Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the RSF, which is led by Sudan’s deputy leader, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.
General Dagalo stated that his soldiers would battle until all army bases were taken.
Sudan’s armed forces responded by ruling out any possibility of negotiations or engagement “until the paramilitary RSF is disbanded,” and Gen Burhan ordered the group’s disbandment.
According to the Sudanese Doctors’ Union, at least 25 people have been murdered and 183 more have been injured in the violence.
The union had previously stated that three citizens had been confirmed dead.
According to the United Nations, 30 people were killed and almost 400 were injured, according to a Washington Post journalist.
A short overview of what’s going on in Sudan.
As black smoke rose over Khartoum as the unrest raged, people were seen fleeing and finding refuge.