Rapid support forces killed protesting children in El-Obeid: TMC

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A senior Sudanese army commander said a security force assigned to guard a bank in El-Obeid was responsible for killing children protesting in the city earlier this week.

At least six people were killed at a rally in El-Obeid, 400 km (250 miles) southwest of Khartoum on Monday, with at least four children among them.

They died when security forces broke up a student protest in the city, opposition-linked doctors said. The teenagers were rallying against fuel and bread shortages, residents said.

Ibrahim also blamed a teachers’ committee associated with the Sudanese Professionals’ Association (SPA), a major part of the FFC, for the El-Obeid killings. Some committee members had incited the students to leave their schools and take part in the protests, the agency quoted him as saying.

Sudan has been in turmoil since the overthrow of long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir in April.

“The force which was guarding the Sudanese French Bank fired the live rounds that led to the regrettable losses in the state of North Kordofan,” Lieutenant General Jamal Aldin Omar Ibrahim, head of the Transitional Military Council’s security committee, was quoted as saying by SUNA.

He was reading a statement before officials in El-Obeid. The bank guards were a government security force.

The Source: SUNA

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