Sudanese security forces are moving against a protest sit-in camp in the capital, besieging the site, witnesses and protest leaders said.
Machine gun fire and explosions were heard and smoke rose from the area.
The military’s ongoing move came after a weeks-long standoff with protesters seeking a speedy transition to civilian rule following the April ouster of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.
Here are all the latest updates:
Monday June 3:
Protesters shot as military tries to clear Khartoum sit-in
Heavy gunfire has been heard in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, as security forces forcefully moved in to clear a protest camp that has been the central point in the demonstrators’ months-long struggle for civilian rule.
The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors, a medical group linked to protesters, said at least five people were killed and several wounded in the Monday morning raid, which was still in progress.
Updates from April 11-20 (Bashir’s removal)
Sudan’s military removes al-Bashir: All the latest updates
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has been removed by the military after months of anti-government protests against his three-decade rule.
A military council led by Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan is now in power and says it will oversee a transitional period that will last a maximum of two years.
Demonstrators, however, are demanding that the country’s military ruler immediately hand over power to a civilian-led government.
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