Sudan’s PM Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest: Report

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Intl desk, Oct 25: Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok was put under house arrest after an unidentified military force besieged his house early on Monday, according to Al Hadath TV.

The Sudanese network cited unidentified sources.

No independent confirmation was immediately available, Al Jazeera reported .

The reported move against Hamdok came shortly after Sudan’s military arrested several civilian officials including one of the prime minister’s advisors and a member of the country’s sovereign council.

Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan, reporting from the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, said “telecommunications access has been restricted” in the country “so it’s very hard to get information on what’s going on”.

“What we do know for sure is that the minister of industry has been arrested. He put out a social media post just a few minutes before his arrest saying that there was a military presence outside his home,” said Morgan.

“We also know that the spokesperson for the sovereign council, that’s a civilian member of the body that is effectively the presidency of Sudan, has been arrested.”