Sudan coup attempt: Suspects arrested over ‘failed plot' – Live

© Provided by Al Jazeera Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) soldiers greet people as they secure a site where Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, deputy head of the military council and head of RSF, attends a meeting in Khartoum in June [File: Umit Bektas/Reuters]

Sudanese authorities have contained a failed coup attempt and the situation has been brought under control, a member of the country’s ruling council told Reuters on Tuesday.

Interrogation of suspects involved in the attempted coup on Monday was due to begin and the military would issue a statement shortly, spokesman Mohamed Al Faki Suleiman said.

Here are the latest updates:

9 mins ago (07:01 GMT)

Asharq News also reported that the plotters “tried to take control of the radio and television building” in Khartoum.

حاولوا السيطرة على مبنى الإذاعة والتلفزيون.. السلطات السودانية تعلن إحباط محاولة انقلابية قامت بها مجموعة عسكرية

التفاصيل: https://t.co/nDsGhEKQ61#الشرق #الشرق_للأخبار pic.twitter.com/nCIcVT0nHn

— Asharq News الشرق للأخبار (@AsharqNews) September 21, 2021

13 mins ago (06:57 GMT)

Military sources told Al-Arabiya that a number of officers, led by Major General Abdel-Baqi Bakrawi, took control of the armoured corps of the Sudanese army.

They added that some pockets in the armoured corps are still being dealt with by the security forces.

 

12 mins ago (06:58 GMT)

A source told Reuters that the coup attempt included efforts to control Omdurman Radio, which is located on the other side of the city across the Nile from the capital, Khartoum.

11 mins ago (06:59 GMT)

According to Al-Arabiya (Arabic), tanks moved in front of the army’s medical division and closed the road towards the old Omdurman Bridge, next to the Sudanese Parliament, amid a heavy deployment of military forces in the area.

Simultaneously, Muhammad al-Faki Suleiman, a member of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council and the official spokesman for the Council, appealed to all Sudanese to defend the country. In a comment on his Facebook account, he said, “Run to defend your country and protect the transition”.

11 mins ago (06:59 GMT)

An attempted coup in Sudan “failed” early on Tuesday, state media reported, without identifying the plotters.

“There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it,” state media reported.

A top government source told AFP new agency the plotters had attempted to take over the state media building but “they failed”.

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