April 11, 2019 / 12:07 PM / 5 months ago

Sudan's defense minister says Bashir detained, military council to head transition

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan’s defense minister said on Thursday that President Omar al-Bashir had been detained “in a safe place” and that a military council would run the country for a two-year transitional period.

In a statement broadcast on state TV Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf said there would be elections at the end of the transitional period.

Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Sami Aboudi

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