Sudanese defence minister dies of heart attack

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Read: 806     12:55     25 March 2020    

Sudan's Defence Minister Gamal Omer died in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, on Wednesday, according to the Sudanese authorities.


The Sudanese Sovereign Council said in a statement that Omer, 59, was in Juba for talks on security arrangements with Sudanese rebel groups.

In a separate statement, the Sudanese army said Omer's death was caused by a heart attack.

An official funeral is scheduled to be held for the minister in Khartoum on Wednesday after his body is returned to the capital.

Omer was a member of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) that took over power after the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir by the military last year.

He also served as the head of the military intelligence service from March 2017 until al-Bashir's overthrow last April.

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Sudanese defence minister dies of heart attack

2020/03/1585124988.jpg
Read: 807     12:55     25 March 2020    

Sudan's Defence Minister Gamal Omer died in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, on Wednesday, according to the Sudanese authorities.


The Sudanese Sovereign Council said in a statement that Omer, 59, was in Juba for talks on security arrangements with Sudanese rebel groups.

In a separate statement, the Sudanese army said Omer's death was caused by a heart attack.

An official funeral is scheduled to be held for the minister in Khartoum on Wednesday after his body is returned to the capital.

Omer was a member of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) that took over power after the ouster of former President Omar al-Bashir by the military last year.

He also served as the head of the military intelligence service from March 2017 until al-Bashir's overthrow last April.

Anadolu Agency



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