Army deploys after deadly Khartoum riots
26 September 2013, 23:21
Khartoum - Sudanese authorities have deployed troops around
vital installations and gas stations in Khartoum following days of rioting over
gas price hikes that left at least 30 dead.
The army also reinforced positions on Thursday around
military headquarters in the capital and along the city's university road,
which is close to the presidential palace.
Violent protests erupted in Sudan on Monday when President
Omar al-Bashir's government hiked fuel prices.
Hospital officials and activists say at least 30 have been
killed since, mostly in Khartoum. They spoke on condition of anonymity as they
were not authorized to talk to media.
Protesters torched 20 gas stations in Khartoum and
elsewhere, and set fire to several police stations. Stores have been looted in
parts of the city.
Khartoum was quiet by late morning on Thursday.