Sudan rebellion quashed, government says

A rebellion by Sudan's security and intelligence service failed and the situation has been brought under control, the president of the nation's sovereign council says.

Sudan's transitional government has regained control after the "military rebellion," which was launched on Tuesday from various areas of the capital, Khartoum, in an attempt to overthrow the government, Sovereign Council President Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said in a statement on Wednesday.

Sudan's airspace, which had been closed on Tuesday after the city was rocked with heavy artillery fire, has been reopened after forces loyal to the government managed to suppress the onslaught in the early morning hours of Wednesday, according to al-Burhan.

Two soldiers were killed during the clashes, the president said.

The independent Central Doctors Committee said three people were killed and four others injured.

The East African nation is run by an interim government following months of massive pro-democracy demonstrations in early 2019.

The protests initially led to the ousting of long-term president Omar al-Bashir, who had ruled Sudan for three decades with an iron fist.