At least Four Killed in Explosion at Sports Venue in Sudan’s Port City

At least Four Killed in Explosion at Sports Venue in Sudan’s Port City

An explosion killed at least four people at a sports venue in a key Sudanese Red Sea port city, medics said Sunday.

 

The blast took place late Saturday at a busy sporting club in Port Sudan. It was not immediately clear who was behind the incident, which also involved an armed attack.
“An explosive device went off at al-Amir club … killing four people,” the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said in a statement.
Three others were wounded after being shot or stabbed, it added.
“There was another attempt targeting a hotel in the city but it failed,” the committee said without elaborating.
Tensions have been increasing in Port Sudan in recent weeks, with anti-government protesters reportedly blocking highways due to rising insecurity.

The doctors’ committee, an independent union of medics, blamed “tribal strife” for Saturday’s incident and urged security forces to step in.
Following the April 2019 ouster of extremist president Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan with an iron fist for 30 years, Sudan has been led by a transitional civilian-military administration.
The country has since been undergoing a rocky period marked by a wrenching economic crisis and deepening political division.

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