In a written statement made by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, information was given about the impact of the clashes between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (HDK) in Sudan, which started on April 15, on the embassy staff and Egyptian citizens.
In the statement, which stated that a member of the Khartoum Embassy of Egypt was wounded by a firearm during the conflict in Sudan, no information was given about the identity of the injured or by whom he was shot.
“Countries with more than ten thousand citizens (in Sudan), such as Egypt, need the safe evacuation of civilians after the danger escalates,” Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement. used the phrases.
In another statement made by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egyptian citizens living in other cities of Sudan apart from the capital Khartoum were called upon to “go to Port Sudan and Wadi Halfa for evacuation and contact the Egyptian authorities”.
Clashes between army and HDK in Sudan
Armed clashes broke out between the army and the paramilitary NGO on the morning of April 15 in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum and other cities.
The disagreement between the army and the HDK regarding the military security reform, which envisages “the full participation of the HDK in the army”, had turned into a hot conflict in the last few months.
Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs; The President of the Sovereignty Council and the Commander of the Army, General Abdulfettah al-Burhan, had declared that the HDK, which clashed with the army, had decided to be dissolved and declared a rebel force against the state, and that it would be acted upon on this basis.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 400 people lost their lives in the conflict.
HDK announced that they would implement a 72-hour “humanitarian” ceasefire starting from the first day of the holiday, and the army announced that it would comply with the ceasefire call of international circles.