Sudan says senior police officer killed during protests

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A senior Sudanese police officer was killed Thursday during protests by thousands against a military coup, the police media office said, reporting the first security forces fatality since the takeover. Ali Bareema Hamad “fell martyr while doing his duties and securing protests” in the capital Khartoum, the police statement said on Facebook. Sudanese security forces had fired tear gas at thousands of protesters marching on the presidential palace, witnesses said. The rally, which converged from several parts of Khartoum, came amid tepid support for a United Nations bid to facilitate talks betwe…

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