15 Apr 2023

Sudan: fierce clashes between the army and paramilitary forces

Fierce clashes have broken out in Sudan between the army and rebel paramilitary forces – with heavy gunfire and explosions in the centre of the capital Khartoum.

A group calling itself the Rapid Support Forces claimed it had seized the city’s international airport and control of the Republican Palace – where the Sudanese presidency is based.

Residents described chaotic scenes in the city.