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Western Union suspended Sudan operations following coup -statement - Metro US

Western Union suspended Sudan operations following coup -statement

FILE PHOTO: A Western Union sign is seen in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Western Union Co said on Thursday it suspended its services in Sudan as of Oct. 26 “due to the military coup.”

At least 11 people have died in confrontations between soldiers and anti-coup protesters after the Sudanese army took over control earlier this week.

Western Union said it is monitoring the Sudanese situation and “will resume operations when it is once again safe to do so.”

(Reporting by Karin Strohecker and Rodrigo Campos; Editing by Chris Reese)

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