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Fighting in Sudan has killed 602 people.

Fighting in Sudan has killed 602 people.

Clashes between the Sudanese armed forces and the Rapid Reaction Force (RRF) have left 602 dead and 5,127 injured, spokesman Tarik Jazarevich said at a weekly UN briefing in Geneva.

“According to the latest figures from the Sudanese Ministry of Health, 602 people have been killed and 5,127 injured as a result of fighting in Sudan,” he said.

The WHO representative confirmed 28 attacks on medical facilities since the conflict began.

“Attacks on medical institutions are connected both with shooting and with the seizure of premises by armed people,” Zhazarevich added.

Since April 15, fighting has been going on in Sudan between the RRF under the command of Mohammed Hamdan Daglo and the regular army. The opposing forces exchange conflicting statements about the successes in combat operations and control over objects, having launched a large-scale information war in the media and social networks. According to the Ministry of Health of Sudan, the death toll in the clashes in the country has reached 550, more than 4.9 thousand were injured.

UN Secretary General António Guterres, speaking at a meeting of the Security Council, called on the parties in Sudan to immediately stop hostilities.

Last Friday, the Al-Arabiya TV channel, citing sources, reported that delegations from the Sudanese government army and the RRF went to Saudi Jeddah for negotiations.