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Clashes among security forces kill vendor in Sudan capital

May 29, 2019

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A gunfight among security forces erupted in the capital Wednesday, killing a female street vendor by mistake, a Sudanese medical union said, as protesters resumed their two-day general strike.

The Sudan Doctors Committee said the clashes took place in Khartoum and that a number of protesters were wounded.

The military said in a statement, however, that the clashes were between a group of soldiers and some citizens. It said a drunken soldier opened fire, killing the woman and wounding two others, including a solider.

The statement said the suspected solider has been arrested.

The committee is part of the Sudanese Professionals Association, which has been spearheading the protests that led to the military overthrow of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir last month.

It said a drunk soldier opened fire from, killing the women and wounding two people including a solider.

The statement said the suspected solider has been arrested.

Thousands of Sudanese resumed the final day of their two-day strike in a bid to press the ruling military council to hand over power to a civilian-led authority. The strike comes as negotiations between protesters and the generals, who took over the country after al-Bashir’s ouster, remain deadlocked.

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