10 people have been killed in Sudan after President Omar al-Bashir dispersed thousands of opposition activists and supporters at a parade in the capital, Khartoum, doctors at hospitals in the city said on Thursday.
Three doctors at Khartoum’s El-Biragat hospital confirmed the death toll and said more than 20 people had been wounded.
Doctors at the hospital named the dead as Abdelqader Muhammad Baeza, Omar Mohammed Sawad Ahmed and Mohamed Ali Rahman. Two more names were provided by a second hospital doctor.
A senior police officer declined to comment on the reported death toll.
Abdelaziz Al-Hussein, the communications minister, condemned the “killing of protesters and the attempted coup”, saying the government had adopted peaceful methods to counter the challenge to its authority.
Another protest demonstration called for by an opposition group on Thursday in the central city of Omdurman was crushed after security forces fired tear gas and shot rubber bullets, opposition spokesman Fadlallah Ibrahim said.
Hundreds of protesters had gathered outside the State Ministry of Justice, chanting slogans against President Bashir, according to video filmed by opposition activists on their mobile phones.
Sudan’s security forces have crushed a series of protests in the past week against Bashir’s autocratic rule.