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15 killed in anti-coup protests in Sudan

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At least 15 people have been shot dead by security forces during anti-coup protests in Sudan. Many more were injured in the incident.

Reuters quoted eyewitnesses as saying security forces fired shots and tear gas to disperse protesters. The protests took place in three cities, including the capital, Khartoum. At the same time, mobile phone services were shut down in these cities.

An eyewitness said barricades were set up during the protests, leaving vehicles stranded on the roads.

The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD) said in a statement that the army had opened fire on protesters in several areas. Many were seriously injured.

Sudan's top general, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, declared a state of emergency on October 25 after a military coup. Dissolved the Sovereign Council and the Interim Government. He also detained many civilian leaders.

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