2 die, at least 12 hurt as police target Sudan protests

Two people have been killed and at least a dozen more injured as security forces cracked down on protests in Sudan’s capital, officials said on Thursday.

People took to the streets of Khartoum a day earlier to protest against the worsening state of the economy and poor living conditions.

Police and security forces fired tear gas and locked down the capital after blocking main roads and streets leading to the presidential palace and army headquarters.

One protester was reportedly killed in clashes on Wednesday night, hours before another succumbed to his injuries.

The Central Committee of Sudan Doctors identified the second victim as Mohamed Abdul Majeed and accused security personnel for his death, a claim authorities are yet to comment on.

According to the group, at least a dozen wounded people have been admitted to hospitals, while a m