Moscow - The death toll from the violent dispersal of the sit-in protest in Khartoum has reached 60 people, the opposition Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD) said on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, the CCSD reports indicated that the number of those killed in the crackdown, carried out by the military on Monday, rose from 35 to 50.
"Ten more people died from bullets of soldiers of the Military Council ... Thus, the total number of those killed reached 60," the CCSD wrote on Facebook.
Protesters were rallying outside the army headquarters in Khartoum since April 6 to force the ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) to hand over power to a civilian body. The military moved in to break up the sit-in on Monday, firing at the protesters.
The TMC, however, maintains that the security forces' operation was not aimed against peaceful protesters but was instead targeting criminals who infiltrated the ranks of demonstrators.