Sudan army quells uprising from troops loyal to fmr leader Omar al-Bashir

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Sudan’s army has quelled a rebellion from former elite troops loyal to the ousted leader Omar al-Bashir.

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Shooting broke out on Tuesday in the capital Khartoum and the city’s airport was briefly closed amid the clashes.

The violence was sparked by a row over severance pay. The rebellious troops belong to an intelligence agency that is being disbanded.

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Two soldiers were killed and four were injured in the unrest.

A senior member of the ruling Sovereign Council, Gen Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, known as Hemeti, accused former intelligence chief Salah Gosh of orchestrating the rebellion.

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He said that while he did not consider the incident a coup attempt, such action would not be tolerated.

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