Khartoum - At least nine people were killed and many others wounded when Sudanese security forces violently attempted to disperse a long-running mass sit-in, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) said Monday.
More deaths had been reported by witnesses but still needed to be officially confirmed, the CCSD said in a statement, calling the attack a "massacre."
Earlier on Monday, the CCSD and opposition group the Sudanese Professionals' Association (SPA) reported that five peaceful protesters had been killed after security forces fired live rounds at demonstrators outside military headquarters in the capital Khartoum.
The number of dead had now risen to nine and a large number of protesters were critically injured, the CCSD added.
Security forces were also firing rounds of live ammunition inside Khartoum's East Nile Hospital and were chasing protesters inside the hospital's campus, according to the CCSD.