KHARTOUM (AA) – Unknown militants on Saturday raided the headquarters of the opposition newspaper Al-Tayar in the Sudanese capital Khartoum and beat some of the newspaper’s journalists, a journalist said.
He added that the militants also confiscated the belongings of the journalists and other newspaper staff before they went away.
“Masked men carrying Kalashnikov rifles stormed into the newspaper and beat its journalists,” Ahmed Omar, one of the journalists of the newspaper, told Anadolu Agency.
He added that beaten among the journalists was newspaper editor-in-chief Osman Mirghani who lost his consciousness and was later taken to a nearby hospital.
Omar said the militants had confiscated the computers and cellphones of the journalists and other newspaper staff before they went away.
The motivations behind the attack were not immediately clear. Policemen, however, arrived at the scene and opened an investigation into the event.
© 2014, Mohamed al-Khatem. All rights reserved. – The views expressed here are purely those of the author and not necessarily those of the publishers. – Newstime Africa content cannot be reproduced in any form – electronic or print – without prior consent of the Publishers. Copyright infringement will be pursued and perpetrators prosecuted.
7,571 total views, 3 views today