Sudan Crisis: Clashes in Khartoum leave 6 dead

KHARTOUM At least five Sudanese protesters and a member of the security forces have died in clashes in the capital, Khartoum.

They were killed in gunfire at a sit-in outside military HQ where demonstrators are demanding full civilian government. Dozens have also been injured.

Protesters said soldiers were responsible, but the army blamed it on unidentified elements.

Sudan has been ruled by a transitional military council since last month's toppling of President Omar al-Bashir.

The US embassy in Khartoum has said actions by the military council resulted in the violence.

Demonstrators have been occupying the square in front of the headquarters since April 6, five days before the president was overthrown by the military.

Initially, talks between the ruling generals and the protest organisers had shown little sign of progress.

However, just before Monday night's violence, both sides announced they had agreed on the structure of a new administration.

At today's meeting we agreed on the structure of the authorities and their powers, protest movement spokesman Taha Osman said.

The authorities are as follows � the sovereign council, the cabinet and the legislative body, he said.

The military council also confirmed that a deal on a transitional power structure had been reached.

Meanwhile, the public prosecutor has charged ousted President Omar al-Bashir with incitement and involvement in the killing of protesters.

The charges stem from an inquiry into the death of a doctor killed during protests that led to the end of Bashir's rule last month.

He is also facing an investigation over allegations of money laundering and terror financing.


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