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Sudan capital ignites in anti-government protest

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Sudan capital ignites in anti-government protest


At least six protesters have been killed in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, during clashes with security forces, according to local medics. The Sudanese authorities have not confirmed the deaths.

The bloodshed came during a third day of turmoil after the government cut fuel subsidies on Sunday, causing petrol prices to almost double.

Smoke filled the sky as several buildings were torched across the city.

Sudan’s economy has been in crisis since it lost around three quarters of its oil output to South Sudan – which seceded from the rest of the country in 2011.

On Tuesday, police confirmed one death, saying it was committed by a robber. Activists blamed the authorities for the killing.

In June, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s government faced a wave of public protest over earlier cuts to fuel subsidies.

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