KHARTOUM, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Sudanese police on Friday said one of its members died after sustaining injuries during protests in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday.
Najm-Eddin Mohamed Ali, one of the injured members of the police force, died, announced Hashim Abdel-Rahim, Sudanese police spokesman, at a press conference.
One of the police vehicles was attacked by stones by a group of people who were hiding near the street in Al-Imtidad area in Khartoum on Thursday, the spokesman said.
"Injuries occurred among the police members. The injury of one of them was serious that led to his death," he said.
He further explained that the police managed to arrest a number of suspects and opened criminal cases against them under articles of murder and serious harm.
He said that "the ambush against the martyr and his colleagues was planned in advance."
Abdel-Rahim reiterated that the incident would not drag the police to institute for a society of hatred, affirming that the police will abide by the law.
Since Dec. 19 last year, various areas in Sudan, including Khartoum, have been witnessing popular protests over the deteriorating economic conditions and price hikes of basic commodities.
According to government statistics, at least 32 people have been killed during the protests.