According to the Health Ministry on Saturday, the dead toll in Sudan from ongoing hostilities between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has grown to 528.
According to a government statement, 4,599 persons were hurt in the violence from April 15 to April 27.
The ministry had previously reported 512 deaths and 4,193 injuries as a result of the ongoing violence.
According to the ministry, conflicts between the two feuding adversaries have occurred in 12 of Sudan’s 18 states.
Despite a three-day cease-fire, clashes between the Sudanese army and RSF fighters erupted again on Saturday.
The RSF claimed in a statement that it shot down a military plane in Omdurman, Khartoum’s twin city.
The Sudanese army had no reaction on the claim.
Thousands of people, including foreigners, have fled Sudan since the battle between the two rivals erupted on April 15.
In recent months, there has been a schism between the army and the paramilitaries over military security reform. The reform envisions full RSF participation in the military, which is one of the key concerns in international and regional negotiations for Sudan’s transition to civilian, democratic governance.
Sudan has been without a functioning government since October 2021, when the military deposed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s transitional government and established a state of emergency, a move that political forces have labeled as a “coup.”
Sudan’s transitional period, which began in August 2019, was supposed to end in early 2024 with elections.