(MENAFN - The Peninsula) KHARTOUM, Sudan:At least 11 people have been killed in Sudan & #39;s capital Khartoum in the past two days, the Health Ministry said Sunday.
Suleman Abdul Gabar, undersecretary of the Health Ministry, confirmed the death toll to Anadolu Agency, adding that the assailants used knives and other light weapons.
"We urge citizens to not listen to rumors and maintain confidence in the authorities who are doing their best for stability and security of the capital Khartoum," he added.
Sudanese protesters began a nationwide civil disobedience campaign on Sunday as part of pressures on the ruling military council to hand over power to a civilian government.
The strike led to shutdown of public and private facilities and left streets of the capital empty.
Hundreds of people were left stranded at Khartoum airport due to flight disturbances as civil aviation officials joined the strike.