Death toll in latest day of protests in Sudan rises to five – medics

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CAIRO (Reuters) – The death toll from a police crackdown on the latest nationwide protests against military rule in Sudan rose to five on Friday, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said. The group of medics, which is aligned with the protest movement, said the fifth person who had been killed was hit in the chest by a tear gas canister fired by security forces during the protests on Thursday. The protests were the 11th round of major demonstrations in Sudan since an Oct. 25 coup that saw Abdallah Hamdok removed but then reinstated as prime minister. The overall death toll since the secu…

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