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Protesters say clashes among security forces kill vendor

KHARTOUM, Sudan — A Sudanese medical union says a gunfight among security forces has erupted, killing a female street vendor by mistake, as protesters resumed their two-day general strike.

The Sudan Doctors Committee says the clashes took place Wednesday in the capital of Khartoum and that a number of protesters have been wounded.

The committee is part of the Sudanese Professionals Association, which has been spearheading the protests that led to the military overthrow of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir last month.

Also on Wednesday, thousands of Sudanese resumed the final day of their two-day strike in a bid to press the ruling military council to hand over power to a civilian-led authority.

The strike comes as negotiations between protesters and the generals, who took over the country after al-Bashir’s ouster, remain deadlocked.

The Associated Press