Sudan says 29 people killed in riots

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Posted: Sep 26, 2013 3:10 PM
Sudan says 29 people killed in riots

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A total of 29 people have been killed in anti-government protests in Sudan, state news agency SUNA said on Thursday, in the first official toll since the outbreak of violence on Monday.

The death toll included civilians and police officers, police said in a statement carried by SUNA.

Activists put the number of dead much higher and it was impossible to verify claims from either side.

(Reporting by Ulf Laessing and Khalid Abdelaziz; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)