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US blames Sudan army rulers for six deaths in Monday violence

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The US embassy in Khartoum on Tuesday blamed Sudan’s ruling military council for the deaths of six people in violence that rocked a sit-in protest in the capital.

“The tragic attacks on protesters yesterday that led to the deaths of at least six Sudanese and potentially one hundred or more injured were clearly the result of the Transitional Military Council trying to impose its will on the protesters by attempting to remove roadblocks,” the US embassy said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

“The decision for security forces to escalate the use of force, including the unnecessary use of tear gas, led directly to the unacceptable violence later in the day that the TMC was unable to control.”



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