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Sudan officials: Officers, Islamists arrested for coup plot

Posted at 6:30 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 09:30:03-04

CAIRO (AP) — Two Sudanese military officials say security forces have arrested at least a dozen people, including high-ranking army officers for allegedly plotting a coup against the country’s ruling generals.

The officials said Wednesday the arrested officers worked for Sudan’s military and the national intelligence and security services. They say several Islamists loyal to ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir were also arrested this week over the same plot.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief media.

The alleged coup plot is the second reported this month in Sudan. The military council said earlier in July it arrested at least 16 active and retired military officers over an attempted coup.

Sudan’s ruling generals and a pro-democracy movement have yet to sign the second, final part of a power-sharing deal.