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KHARTOUM - 23 Sep 2021

Sudan paramilitary chief faults politicians over failed coup

Sudanese paramilitary leader and deputy head of ruling Transitional Sovereign Council Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo also known as Hemeti pointed a finger of blame Wednesday at politicians after a failed coup attempt, state media reported.

The official news agency SUNA quoted Dagalo as he addressed troops at a military camp west of Khartoum as saying, "Politicians are the main cause behind coups because they have neglected the average citizen... and are more concerned fighting over how they can stay in power." 

Hemeti said the situation has left citizens disappointed. 

The military said most of those involved in the failed coup attempt had been apprehended, including 11 army officers.

Sudan's fragile transitional government said it foiled an attempted coup Tuesday involving military officers and civilians linked to the ousted regime of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir.