Shots fired near the Sudanese Ministry of Defense

A follower of the Houthi group holds up his rifle as he demonstrates against the Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen, in Sanaa April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

SUDAN (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Shots were fired this Saturday, April 13, near the Sudanese Ministry of Defense in Khartoum. According to Reuters, which quotes witnesses, it was a shooting of joy by members of the Sudanese Government’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

The gunfire on Saturday (April 13th) near the Sudanese Defense Ministry in the capital Khartoum proved to be a celebratory fire, Reuters quoted witnesses as saying.

According to Reuters, members of the Sudanese Government’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) fired in the air to celebrate the appointment of their commander, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo , nicknamed Hemeti, as deputy chief of the transitional military council. in power in Sudan since the dismissal and arrest April 11 President Omar Al-Bashir.

Defense Minister Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf said the two-year transition period will be followed by “free and fair elections”.

Abdel Fahr Al-Burhan Abderrahmane, who succeeded the defense minister Friday, announced on April 13 the lifting of the curfew, the release of all protesters arrested in recent weeks and promised to “eliminate the roots” of power of Omar al-Bashir.

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