Militaries in Sudan have detained several members of the country’s civilian leadership and put Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest amid reports of a coup.
Here’s what what we know so far:
- The prime minister and at least four ministers are among those believed detained by unidentified soldiers.
- Heavily armed soldiers have been deployed in the capital, Khartoum, amid angry protesters burning tyres in the streets.
- Internet has been shut in the capital.
- The Capital’s airport has been closed.
- There are reports military forces have stormed the state radio and television headquarters in Omdurman city, arresting some employees.
- The US says it’s ‘deeply alarmed’ by the reports of a military coup