Member of Sudan intelligence service killed in clash with army troops - statement

Sudanese police fire tear gas at hundreds of protesters trying to march on the presidential palace in the capital Khartoum. (AFP)

One member of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service was killed and several other people were wounded on Wednesday night in a clash between members of the service and army troops in Port Sudan, a security body said in a statement.

The incident in the Red Sea city was the first of its kind between security and military forces since a wave of anti-government protests that has rocked Sudan began on Dec. 19.

The statement came from Major-General Mohamed Moussa Omar, secretary of a committee that oversees security in Sudan’s Red Sea province.

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