"Officers and soldiers from the army and National Intelligence and Security Service, some of them retired, were trying to carry out a coup", General Jamal Omar of the TMC said in a statement broadcast live on state television. You have a very volatile situation in Sudan today, and it's not too surprising that there are going to be setbacks.
Gen Omar said that 12 serving officers and five retired officers have been arrested, as well as four non-commissioned officers.
The deal, which also includes an FDFC-appointed cabinet, was meant to end a weekslong political deadlock between the military and protesters since the Khartoum sit-in site was cleared.More news: Jets TE Herndon suspended for four games
Crowds of protesters marched in Khartoum's northern district of Bahari, a protest hotbed since demonstrations first erupted in December against the then regime of now ousted president Omar Al-Bashir. In 2009, he became the first sitting head of state to be indicted for war crimes, for allegedly directing a campaign of mass killing, rape, and pillage against civilians in Darfur.
He pointed out that authorities are working to arrest others, including the leader of the failed coup attempt, according to the Sudanese News Agency (SUNA). Security forces were pursuing the group's leader and additional officers who took part in plotting the coup attempt, he said, but the council did not reveal the name of the attempted leader, his rank or other details.
The new governing body aims to install an overall transitional civilian administration for a period of little over three years.
The announcement of the failed coup attempt came at a time when legal advisers to the military and protesters leaders were discussing the details of the agreement between the two sides at a hotel in Khartoum. Sudan's predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and English.More news: Hrithik Roshan Super 30 collection reached to 12 Crore on opening day
Across the Blue Nile, hundreds protested in the neighbourhoods of Shambat and al-Mazad in Khartoum North.
Demonstrators in Khartoum chanted slogans against the country's military leadership and held signs reading "Justice for the martyrs".
Intensive mediation of the African Union and Ethiopia led to a July 5 consensus on forming a "civilian and military" sovereign council to manage the country.
Earlier this week, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan told the pan-Arab Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the ruling military council has thwarted several military coup attempts and that investigations were underway to determine who were behind them. RSF troops stood on roads surrounding Burri, armed with sticks.More news: Gordon questions need for Iceland resolution