SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 1996

Rumors Of Coup Lead To Arrest Of Officers

Sudanese police have arrested at least 65 army officers following reports of an attempted coup last week, an opposition group said Saturday.

The officers were detained “in the last few days” from Port Sudan on the Red Sea and Kassala, east of Khartoum, the National Democratic Alliance said in a statement. Some were reportedly tortured.

The report could not be immediately verified, but Egypt’s state-run Middle East News Agency reported Wednesday that police had arrested 10 officers in connection with plotting a coup.

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