KHARTOUM, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Sudan's government on Thursday officially announced that 46 people were killed during the dispersing of the sit-in in front of the army's headquarters in the capital Khartoum, official SUNA news agency reported.

"The number of people killed did not exceed 46," Suleiman Abdul-Jabar, undersecretary of Sudan's Health Ministry was quoted as saying in SUNA's report.

However, the opposition said the death toll has exceeded 100.

Khartoum has witnessed security incidents near the army's headquarters, where thousands of Sudanese protesters have been staging a sit-in since April 6.