State media outlet reports ‘failed’ coup attempt in Sudan
An attempted coup in Sudan “failed” early on Tuesday, state media reported, without identifying the plotters.
A member of the country’s ruling council told Reuters that the situation has been brought under control.
“There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it,” state media reported.
Interrogation of suspects involved in the attempted coup on Monday was due to begin and the military would issue a statement shortly, spokesman Mohamed Al Faki Suleiman said.
Suleiman had earlier appealed to all Sudanese to defend the country. In a comment on Facebook, he said, “Run to defend your country and protect the transition.”
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a source told AFP that the coup had involved an attempt to take control of state radio in Omdurman, across the river Nile from the capital Khartoum.
A government source told Al-Jazeera that the coup attempt was carried out by officers in armoured vehicles coming from the regions of Wadi Sidna and Omdurman.
Another Sudanese government source said that measures were being taken to contain a limited number of people involved.
The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the coup had involved an attempt to take control of state radio in Omdurman, across the river Nile from the capital Khartoum.