August 18, 1996 in Nation/World

Rumors Of Coup Lead To Arrest Of Officers

Compiled From Wire Services

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.

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus