Senior military official says snipers shooting civilians and soldiers in Khartoum


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  • Monday, 01 Jul 2019

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A senior member of Sudan's military leadership said unknown snipers shot at least five civilians and three paramilitary soldiers on Sunday as tens of thousands marched in the capital demanding a return to civilian rule.

General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), did not say whether anyone died and gave no information on the gunmen or their affiliation during his short address on state TV.

"There are snipers shooting at people, they shot three members of RSF and five or six citizens, we are upset and we want to get things under control," said Dagalo, commander of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

"The snipers who are shooting at people will be brought to justice," he added.

(Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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