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On Saturday, the US State Department said Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to army leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan about the ongoing talks. “In this step-by-step process, the Secretary urged flexibility and leadership,” spokesperson Matthew Miller said in a statement.
Among the many looted buildings in the capital were several churches, including the Virgin Mary church in downtown Khartoum, according to a church official. Armed men gave the bishop a week to vacate the building, after which they looted it and set it up as their base, Reuters reported.
Church leaders have said they are not sure if attacks are targeted or part of the overall chaos gripping Khartoum.