Sudan protests claim lives of 4

Last Updated: May 14 2019 19:50

KHARTOUM- Late on Monday, 4 people died in Sudan in violence that broke out after a political transition deal between the mainstream opposition and military rulers, who said they would not allow the country to descend into "chaos".

State TV said that 1 policeman and three protesters were killed in Khartoum and many other demonstrators were injured.

Heavy gunfire was heard in the capital late into the evening, but Reuters could not immediately confirm the scale of casualties or who triggered the violence.

The Transitional Military Council (TMC) blamed saboteurs. "Behind this are groups that... are working hard to abort any progress in negotiations."

Early on Tuesday, the TMC said it would not allow citizens` safety to be jeopardized. "Neither the (paramilitary) Rapid Support Forces or the army will fire one shot at our protesting brothers, but we repeat: we do not allow chaos," it said.