Authorities in Sudan alleged a coup attempt on Tuesday by a group of soldiers but said the attempt failed and that the military remains in control.
A military official said an unspecified number of troops from the armored corps were behind the attempt and that they tried to take over several government institutions but were stopped in their tracks.
Reports coming from Khartoum, the Sudan’s Capital said many troops, including high-ranking officers, have been arrested.
The ruling military-civilian council in a State Television called on the public to counter the attempt and remain calm
Sudan has been on a fragile path to democratic rule since the military’s ouster of the country’s longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, following four months of mass protests.
The country is now ruled by a joint civilian and military government that faces towering economic and security challenges.