Sudan capital locked down after coup triggers deadly unrest

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By Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) -Roads were blocked, shops were shut, phones were down and mosque loudspeakers blared calls for a general strike in Sudan on Tuesday, a day after the army seized power in a coup that triggered unrest in which at least seven people were killed. Plumes of smoke rose over Khartoum from tyres set ablaze by protesters. Life came to a halt in the capital and in its twin city Omdurman across the Nile, with roads blocked either by soldiers or by protester barricades. The night appeared to have passed comparatively quietly after Monday’s unrest, when protesters to…

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