Weapons and explosives seized in Sudan


Sudanese forces seized explosive belts, guns including rifles fitted with silencers, remote detonation devices used and satellite telephones during a raid on a property in Khartoum, the state news agency reported.

A contingent from the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), acting on a tip, carried out the raid in al-Taif district, the agency said.

It was not known if the weapons cache was linked to the country’s current political crisis. The news agency did not say if anyone was arrested or who owned the weapons.

Autocratic President Omar al-Bashir, in power for 30 years, was ousted last month by the military following months of protests.

Peaceful demonstrations ahead of his ousting have been peaceful continue as opposition groups demand the military, currently ruling by way a Transitional Military Council, hand power to civilians.