At least three people killed as Sudan security forces attack thousands of anti-coup protesters

At least three people were shot dead after Sudan’s security forces attacked thousands of anti-coup protesters with tear gas in the African country’s major cities, including capital Khartoum and Omdurman.

Thousands of protesters filled the streets of the two major cities Thursday to express their strong dissent against the ruling military junta, demanding a transition to civilian rule.

While groups of protesters set fire to tires, others sang, beat drums, and held up posters of some of the dozens who have lost their lives in protests since the Oct. 25 coup. Protesters in Khartoum also shouted defiant slogans against the military junta.

In a statement, the independent Central Committee of Doctors in Sudan said that at least two protesters lost their lives, the first of whom died after suffering “a shot to head by the putschist forces as he took part in the demonstrations” in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman.

“A second martyr, yet to be identified, died after he was hit by a live bullet to the pelvis by the putchist forces, the committee said, adding, “”A third protester, yet to be identified, died after he was hit by live bullets to the chest … in North Kharotum.”

The latest killing brings the death toll from the crackdown on anti-coup protesters to 60, the medics added.

“We will not stop until we get our country back,” shouted one protester.

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