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Sudan PM Hamdok, wife escorted back home: Military

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Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and his wife, who were detained after the military seized power in a coup, were allowed to return to their home in Khartoum, a military official said Tuesday.

His release came after the international community condemned the coup and called on the military to release all government officials who were detained when Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan seized power on Monday.

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The official did not say whether Hamdok and his wife were free to move or make calls, adding that their house in Khartoum’s upscale Kafouri neighborhood was “under heavy security.”

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.

A day after the military seized power in a move denounced abroad, pro-democracy demonstrators blocked roads in the capital of Khartoum with makeshift barricades and burning tires. Troops fired on crowds a day earlier, killing four protesters, according to doctors.

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