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Indonesian citizen wounded by stray bullet in Sudan

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Jakarta, IO – The civil war in Sudan occurred when the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) invaded the Sudanese paramilitary forces in a coup attempt, Saturday (15/4).

In a statement, RSF claimed to have controlled the Presidential Palace and a number of airports in Khartoum and Merowe. They also claim to have taken over the residence of the Commander of the Sudanese Army General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, reported CNNIndonesia, Thursday (20/4).

In this bloody power struggle, an Indonesian citizen was reportedly injured when a stray bullet hit him at an evacuation camp.

Indonesian Foreign Ministry said the Indonesian Embassy in Khartoum is now being used as a “safe house” for Indonesian citizens. The embassy has also prepared for all possibilities in the event the situations escalate further.

Read: Indonesia calls for peaceful resolution in Sudan civil war

The embassy is in touch with the Indonesian community in Sudan to provide logistics. There is also a hotline for Indonesian citizens who experience emergency situations. Currently, 15 Indonesian citizens have been evacuated to safe houses.

According to the United Nations, the conflict has killed nearly 200 people and injured 1,800 since it broke out. (un)

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