Sudan: Pregnant woman killed during security forces clash

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A pregnant woman was killed in Sudan’s capital city on Wednesday after security forces started firing upon each other.

The incident took place on the second day of a strike being carried out by protesters in the country when members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the military fired shots at each other. A pregnant woman was killed outside the army headquarters by stray bullets, according to a statement from the Sudan Doctors Committee (SDC).

Pregnant woman killed by gunfire

According to reports, members of the RSF and military soldiers starting arguing close to the army headquarters in Khartoum. It’s not clear what the argument revolved around but gunshots were fired between the two sides and a pregnant street seller was hit by stray bullets.

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), which has spearheaded calls for protests and regime change over the past few months, says several people were also injured in the incident.

The SPA is holding a two-day strike against the country’s ruling military which ousted former president Omar al-Bashir in April and seized power.

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Aaron Brooks is a UK journalist who wants to cut out the international agendas in news. Spending his early years in both England and Northern Ireland he saw the difference between reality and media coverage at an early age. After graduating from the University of Chester with a BA in journalism, his travels revealed just how large the gap between news and the real world can be. As Editor-in-Chief at East Africa Monitor, it’s his job to provide a balanced view of what’s going on in the region for English-speaking audiences.