Fighting broke out between the Sudanese army and the country’s main paramilitary group on Saturday. Several gunshots and explosions rang out in various parts of Khartoum on Saturday morning as clashes were reported between rival factions of the armed forces.
Paramilitary forces claim to have taken control of the international airport in Khartoum as well as a second airport in Meroe. The paramilitary RSF also claimed to have taken over the Presidential Palace and Army Chief General Burhan’s residence.
Many videos appeared on social media showing armed fighters driving across the runway of the city’s international airport, conducting checkpoints at crucial traffic intersections, and moving through residential areas. At the same time, heavy gunfire was audible in the background.
An Indian national identified as Albert Augestine has succumbed to his injuries on Sunday amid army-paramilitary clashes in Sudan, informed the Indian embassy in Sudan in a tweet. Augestine, who was working for the Dal Group Company in the African country was hit by a stray bullet on Saturday.