Sudan state media report ‘failed’ coup attempt

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An attempted coup in Sudan “failed” early Tuesday, state media reported, without identifying the plotters.

“There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it,” state media reported, without elaborating.

A top government source told AFP the plotters had attempted to take over the state media building but “they failed”.

A senior military source said a group of officers “were involved in the attempt but were immediately suspended.”

Traffic appeared to be flowing smoothly in central Khartoum on Tuesday, including around army headquarters, where months of mass protests prompted the ouster of Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup two years ago.

Sudanese security forces did however close the main bridge across the Nile connecting Khartoum to its twin city Omdurman.