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Sudan’s military arrests Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

KHARTOUM, Sudan

Sudan’s military has arrested members of the civilian government and leaders of the ruling coalition of the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), officers in the capital Khartoum said early Monday.

The officials, who declined to be named, additionally confirmed that the army has surrounded the house of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and placed him under house arrest.

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) has called on the Sudanese people to protest against what it described as a army coup against the civilian government.

It advised the people in a press release to resist attempts by the military to seize power.

Eyewitnesses said there are protests in some neighborhoods of Khartoum against the military coup.

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