Left Menu
Development News Edition

Khartoum: Gunshots at Sudan's intelligence service buildings after employees sacked

Devdiscourse News Desk | Khartoum | Updated: 14-01-2020 19:31 IST | Created: 14-01-2020 17:12 IST
Khartoum: Gunshots at Sudan's intelligence service buildings after employees sacked
Sudan is undergoing a three-year political transition overseen by civilians and the military. Image Credit: ANI

Gunfire rang out on Tuesday at two buildings used by Sudan's general intelligence service in the capital Khartoum, two witnesses said. Shortly after the gunfire began, the service announced it had sacked some employees who were unhappy with the severance package they were offered.

A statement by the service did not mention the gunfire, but a security source told Reuters negotiations were taking place to try to resolve the problem.

Security forces blocked the road leading to one of the buildings, the witness added. The district is close to the capital's airport.

Masked members of the agency dressed in a military uniform set up checkpoints in one of Khartoum's main residential streets near the building and were seen firing shots into the air, one of the witnesses said.

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), the country's main protest group, called on state agencies to intervene immediately to stop "these irresponsible operations that are causing terror amongst citizens."

Unverified video footage posted on social media purporting to show the area where the clashes occurred featured sounds of gunfire.

Sudan is undergoing a three-year political transition overseen by civilians and the military following the overthrow of long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir in April.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Turbulence surrounding tobacco control in Ghana

... ...

Smart healthcare: IoT redefining the way healthcare is delivered

As the world is embracing the new wave of digitalization triggered by the pandemic and the arrival of 5G, the adoption of IoT devices will further boom. With adoption set to soar, IoT security issues and other challenges cant be ignored any...

Refugee compassion and response: Ideas to mitigate disasters now and in their future

Their homeland becomes a forbidden territory for them and more likely than not, their journey to foreign soil is no less traumatizing, not to say deadly. It is crucial to help refugees live a life of dignity and purpose....

Inadequate water infrastructure causes a tidal wave of coronavirus in rural Alaska

... ...

Videos

Latest News

New coronavirus infections, hospitalisations decline again in France

France reported 13,563 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, compared with 16,282 on Wednesday and 21,150 a week ago, suggesting the spread of the virus continued to slow in the fourth week of a national lockdown.The total number of confi...

High court blocks NY virus limits on houses of worship

With coronavirus cases surging again nationwide, the Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The justices split 5-4 late Wednesday ni...

BJP activists clash with police over delay in construction of

The alleged delay in the construction of the new Majerhat bridge in the city Thursday snowballed into a political war after the opposition BJP clashed with the police when it took out a rally over the issue. The ruling TMC accused the India...

Doping-World champion Coleman appeals two-year ban for breaching whereabouts rules

World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman has appealed against his ban for breaching anti-doping whereabouts rules, the Court of Arbitration for Sport CAS said on Thursday.CAS said it had registered Colemans appeal after he was banned for...

Give Feedback