Washington issues a security alert about the situation in Khartoum

Today, Wednesday, the US Embassy in Sudan issued a security alert to the Americans in Khartoum, urging them to exercise caution and not try to reach its headquarters in the Sudanese capital.

In this warning, the embassy confirmed that it had received reports of intermittent protests raging in and around the Sudanese capital, pointing out that the demonstrators had set up roadblocks on some roads, while the military set up a number of checkpoints, which resulted in severely complicating the movement of transportation in some specific areas.

The American embassy recommended resorting to the nearest safe place, noting that it has not yet been confirmed whether Khartoum International Airport will resume its work as of four o’clock this afternoon, according to the announcement of the Civil Aviation Authority.

The US embassy recommended that they refrain from traveling to the airport without obtaining direct confirmation of their flight, or “expectations” about giving them a safe passage to the airport, or the embassy’s confirmation of the start of flights from the airport, noting that none of these conditions is available yet.

It also called on Americans not to go to its headquarters, warning that all services that are being provided in person have been suspended.

The embassy warned of a possible disruption in telephone communications, confirming the resumption of Internet services in the city.

The embassy pointed out that it had received reports of the arrest of demonstrators, but there were no reports of injuries in their ranks or the outbreak of new violent confrontations since last night.

She stated that unconfirmed reports she had received speak of 12 dead and 100 wounded during the night of Monday to Tuesday as a result of clashes between protesters and soldiers, but there were no reports of detention, injury or killing of US citizens in the city.

Khartoum is witnessing unrest against the backdrop of the military overthrow of the civilian government earlier this week.

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