“The Sudanese government announced on Tuesday morning that its military and security services had foiled an attempted coup from within the country’s armed forces. The apparent coup attempt comes with Sudan’s transitional government – in which power is shared between civilians and generals – facing crises on several fronts two years after dictator Omar al-Bashir was toppled in a popular uprising. According to the Sudanese military, the coup attempt began at 3am local time on Tuesday, with several military units trying to take control of the national radio and television stations and other strategic locations in Khartoum.”
“The perpetrators reportedly came mainly from armored units of the Sudanese military and patrolled the capital with dozens of tanks. Several hours after the alleged coup started, the Sudanese government called for the public to go out to the streets to defend the gains of the revolution. But soon after that, the government announced the coup was foiled. Sudanese officials said around 50 senior military officers and civilians were arrested for their alleged roles in the coup. Sudanese military officials told several Arab media outlets that the perpetrators were supporters of the Bashir regime and were affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood” – Axios.