April 8, 2019 / 2:09 PM / a year ago

Seven people killed over two days during protests in Sudan - interior minister

Anti-government demonstrators rally outside the defence ministry in Khartoum, Sudan, in this still image taken from a video obtained by Reuters, April 8, 2019. REUTERS TV/via REUTERS

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Six people were killed in the Sudanese capital Khartoum during protests on Saturday and Sunday and one more died in the western region of Darfur, the interior minister told parliament.

Bishara Jumaa also said in the statement, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, that 15 civilians and 42 members of the security forces were injured in the protests and that 2,496 protesters were arrested in Khartoum.

Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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