Khartoum Violence: Fierce shelling and explosions took place in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Saturday (April 15). According to media reports, there was a clash between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force. People also heard gunshots in the incident which took place at the army headquarters and the Ministry of Defense in central Khartoum .
According to a Reuters report, troops have been deployed at various places in the city amid rising tension. Significantly, the tension between the paramilitary force and the Rapid Support Force in Sudan has increased in the last few days. The dispute is delaying the signing of the internationally backed agreement.
According to RSF, army bases in South Khartoum were attacked on Saturday. Light and heavy weapons were used in the attack. The Rapid Support Force attempted to enter the camp of a large army contingent in Soba, Khartoum. Along with this the siege of paramilitary forces was done.
Army blames paramilitary forces
A spokesman for Sudan’s army said paramilitary forces attacked military targets. Brigadier-General Nabil Abdullah said fighters from the Rapid Support Force had attacked several military camps in Khartoum and around Sudan. The struggle is on and the army is doing its duty to protect the country.
The real reason for the dispute
The dispute between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force is increasing. The reason for this dispute is the belief of the Sudanese army that the Rapid Support Force, which comes under the paramilitary force, should not be included in the army. On the other hand Rapid Support Force gives itself the status of army.
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