Sudanese Ministers Detained In Apparent Coup

Most of Sudan’s cabinet ministers and pro-government party leaders have been arrested following a military coup government sources said early Monday.

In a statement, the information ministry said Armed forces took Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok to an undisclosed location after he refused to be a part of the coup.

“Civilian members of the transitional sovereign council and a number of ministers from the transitional government have been detained by joint military forces,” said a statement by the information ministry.

The statement also said that soldiers had stormed into the state broadcaster’s TV and radio headquarters in the city of Omdurman, and detained some staff. 

Major airlines had suspended flights to the capital city Khartoum while, internet services had been disrupted across Khartoum.