Coup committee admit regular agent fired at protesters on 17th January

A committee formed by the leader of the coup sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan to investigate the January 17 events admitted that a member of the security forces had opened fire at protesters using a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

Khartoum: AlTaghyeer

The committee, formed by coup enforcer Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, announced the seizure of weapons from regular forces’ members after a video showed a regular agent firing a Kalashnikov during the demonstrations.

The committee said in a statement that as soon as it assumed its duties, it recorded testimonies of witnesses from the police forces, families of the victims, and others regarding the killings during the bloody events of January 17.


The committee revealed that it reviewed a video showing one of the regulars firing from a Kalashnikov rifle, and said, “As a result, the weapons of the individuals in question were seized, and both the weapons and the video were sent to the competent technical authorities for examination purposes.”

The committee announced that it had begun revealing potential witnesses on national radio and television and urged the medical personnel in both al-Jawdah Hospital and the Basheer Morgue, to assist in the search for technical and medical evidence, and pledged to get to the bottom of the matter.

The committee was formed by al-Burhan on the 18th of January, a day after the bloody events that took place in Khartoum.

7 protesters had met their demise on the 17th January Khartoum massacre, where regular forces used excessive force to crack down on mass demonstrations in the capital.

The overall tally of those who have been killed during protests that came out after al-Burhan’s 25 October coup d’etat have currently sits at 78.

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