The house of Prime Minister Salah El-Din Sadiq al-Mahdi in Khartoum was surrounded by police early on Tuesday morning and large numbers of riot police had taken over a district of the city. At least two diplomats have also been detained by the authorities.
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The spokesman for the Attorney General’s office told the BBC that the House of Salah El-Din al-Mahdi has been surrounded by the police. “Some are gathering and some are trying to remove the roadblocks,” Ali Ahmed Khalifa told the BBC, explaining that, “We have no information that anyone has been arrested and we cannot make any comment on this.”
Also reported to have been arrested is Sheik Mohsen Attala, whose brother Rais Abdulkadir Attala had last week fled the country and claimed he had been threatened with arrest.
Clashes between the security forces and government opponents have become more frequent in the country since the killing of university student Khaled Dawoud by police in central Khartoum on Saturday.
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