Sudan’s prime minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Tuesday that the coup attempt was organised by elements in and outside the military establishment.
He added that “for the first time, people involved in the attempt were arrested,” explaining that previous attempts to create insecurity, especially in the country’s east, were made.
Earlier on Tuesday, Sudanese government said that military officers and civilians linked to the deposed regime of longtime president Omar al-Bashir had attempted a coup but were swiftly brought under control.
Interrogation of suspects involved in the attempted coup was underway after several arrests were made, spokesman Mohamed al-Faki Suleiman said.
Sudan has been on a fragile path to democratic rule since the military’s ouster of the country’s longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, following four months of mass protests.
The country is now ruled by a joint civilian and military government that faces towering…