A coup attempt has been foiled in Sudan and the plotters arrested, officials have confirmed.
About 40 officers were arrested after attempting to take over the state broadcaster’s television buildings and the military general command, one senior government source said.
Interrogation of suspects involved in the attempted coup was due to begin and the military would issue a statement shortly, spokesman Mohamed al-Faki Suleiman said.
Sudan has been on a fragile path to democratic rule since the military’s ouster of the country’s longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, following four months of mass protests.
The country is now ruled by a joint civilian and military government that faces towering economic and security challenges.
Asharq News also reported that the plotters “tried to take control of the radio and television building” in Khartoum.
Sudanese government says normalcy has returned to the country after the coup attempt.