One Soldier Killed in Confrontation Between Sudan’s Military and Police

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Riot police talk to a Sudanese man as they stand guard during in Khartoum, Sudan, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Germany's Foreign Minister says the country's embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum has been stormed by protesters and set partially on fire. Minister Guido Westerwelle told reporters that the demonstrators are apparently protesting against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.(AP Photo/Abd Raouf)

One soldier died while trying to defend demonstrators from widely-feared Sudanese security service NISS, activists say.

Forces belonging to the widely-feared National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) used tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition in a bid to disperse the protesters.

Demonstrators are camping outside the military’s headquarters which also houses the president’s official residence and the military of defence for the fourth consecutive day calling on the military to support their demands.

Later on Monday, Interior Minister Bushara Juma said seven people were killed and 2,496 arrested during demonstrations in Khartoum and elsewhere over the weekend. 

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