Cairo - Sudanese security forces have arrested at least a dozen people, including high-ranking army officers and Islamists, for allegedly plotting a coup against the country's ruling generals, two military officials said Wednesday.
It is the second coup plot reported this month in Sudan, where talks between the military and the country's pro-democracy movement have dragged out over the final and crucial part of a power-sharing deal for the nation's transitional period.
Earlier in July, the military council that took over the country after ousting longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April, said it arrested at least 16 active and retired military officers over an attempted coup.
The two military officials said the newly arrested officers worked for Sudan's military and the national intelligence and security services.
The arrests took place this week and several Islamists, including a former minister, loyal to al-Bashir were also arrested over the same plot, the officials told The Associated Press. They refused to reveal further details and spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to talk to the media.