At least 56 dead in Sudan as fighting escalates between army and paramilitary forces

Smoke is seen in a neighbourhood in Khartoum, Sudan (Marwan Ali/AP)

Associated Press reporters

Sudan’s military and a powerful paramilitary force battled fiercely in the capital and other areas, dealing a new blow to hopes for a transition to democracy and raising fears of a wider conflict. A doctors’ syndicate said Sunday the death toll rose to 56, with at least 595 people wounded.

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