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Sudanese president declares emergency in 2 states

Xinhua,December 31, 2017 Adjust font size:

KHARTOUM, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Saturday declared a state of emergency in two states in western and eastern Sudan respectively, official SUNA news agency reported.

"President al-Bashir on Saturday issued a Republican Decree declaring a state of emergency in North Kordofan and Kassala states," the report said.

According to the decree, the state of emergency is to last for six months, it added.

The report did not give the reason behind declaring the state of emergency in the two states which are not witnessing any security event. Enditem