Sudan says 87 killed, 168 wounded when June 3 protest broken up

Published On: July 27, 2019 06:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

KHARTOUM, July 27: The head of a Sudanese investigative committee said on Saturday that 87 people were killed and 168 wounded on June 3 when a sit-in protest was violently broken up by security forces.

Fath al-Rahman Saeed, the head of the committee, said 17 of those killed were in the square occupied by protesters and 48 of the wounded were hit by bullets.

Saeed said some security forces fired at protesters and that three officers violated orders by moving forces into the sit-in. He also said the order was issued to whip protesters.

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