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Second Sudan cease-fire goes into effect with nearly 300 killed

The international community has been calling on the military and rival forces to stop the fighting as the death toll rises.

Government and rebel forces in Sudan reached another cease-fire on Wednesday as calls grew to stop the harrowing violence that has left so far nearly 300 killed and 3,000 injured.

The Sudanese military announced a 24-hour cease-fire took effect at 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m. ET), according to multiple reports, as fighting raged into day 5 of clashes between the military and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group. A previous cease-fire was announced on Tuesday, but fighting continued in the East African country.

Since Saturday, nearly 300 people have been killed and over 3,000 injured in the clashes, according to the World Health Organization.

Background: The fighting in Sudan erupted on Saturday when clashes broke out in the capital Khartoum between the military and the RSF paramilitary group.

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