Gunmen attacks Kober prison trying to free al-Bashir – sources

Ex-Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

June 6th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Around one hundred gunmen attacked Khartoum’s Kober Prison on Tuesday night trying to free the country’s ex-leader Omar al-Bashir and members of his regime from detention, sources said.

Al-Bashir who has been Sudan’s leader since coming to power in a bloodless coup in June 1989 was ousted by the military in April following months of protests.

He was arrested and put under house detention before he was moved to the Kober prison he once detained critics.

Speaking to the Nyamilepedia on Wednesday evening, one source said around 100 armed men attacked the notorious prison and that their aim, the source said, was to free al-Bashir and former members of his regime.

“More than or around 100 people armed with light machine guns attacked the [Kober] prison on Tuesday night,” the source said on the condition of anonymity.

“Their motive was to set free former president Omar al-Bashir from current detention and also to free his men who were working with him,” he added.

The sources also confirmed that al-Bashir and members of his regime are still inside the prison adding that heavy security presence and security reinforcements were made in the vicinity of the prison after the incident.

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