Sudan military seizes power in a coup

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Sudanese acting Prime Minister, Abdallah Hamdok, was today placed under house arrest by a group of an unidentified military force.

The move against Hamdok followed the military forces’ arrest of top civilian officials including cabinet ministers, the prime minister’s media adviser and a member of the country’s ruling sovereign council.

The country’s information ministry said the reported military takeover also came with the disruption of communication lines and a crackdown on the internet as well as blocked bridges in the capital Khartoum, describing the actions as a coup.

Those detained are minister of industry, minister of information, a member of the sovereign council and media adviser to the prime minister.

Governor of the state containing Khartoum, was also arrested.

Thousands of demonstrators have flooded the streets of Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman to protest the apparent military takeover.