Omdurman is on edge as it tries to recover from the aftermath of the latest wave of attacks on civilians and the police in the capital, Doha.
“I can’t even imagine how bad things are, because it’s just too bad,” said Haji Mohammed al-Hajri, who lives in the neighborhood of Abu Khuzaifa.
“This is just the latest thing to happen, but the police have never stopped working here.”
The attacks come just a week after police raided an apartment complex in the city’s commercial district.
They seized a large cache of explosives, including more than 1,000 live rounds of ammunition, a grenade launcher and a machine gun, authorities said.
The Doha area is home to many foreigners and business interests, including a number of international hotels.
The police have not said how many civilians or police were killed or wounded, but they said it was a large number.
“We have not seen anything like this in the past,” said Mohammad al-Fazl, the deputy police chief in the central city of Doha, who said police were investigating the latest incident.
The attacks are the latest in a series of attacks against police in Oman.
Earlier this year, a young woman was killed and her car was set ablaze after a police officer opened fire on a group of men, according to a local news outlet.
A video showed the woman lying on the ground as the officers fired into the vehicle.
Oman’s interior ministry also said in April that there were two other deaths and six injuries in the southern port city of Dhahran, where police had been investigating a suspicious car at a checkpoint.
Earlier, police raided the home of a former Interior Ministry official and arrested him for being in possession of explosives and money worth $100,000.
The minister was released later that month after authorities said they found a bomb at his home.
Al-Haji said his home was raided by police on Thursday.
“The police came to my house and took away all the stuff they wanted to use,” he said.
“They took all the money and weapons.
They also took away my laptop.”
He added that the home’s owners had been receiving threats from extremists.
“After the raid, the police asked them if they had any weapons.
But they didn’t have any.
They just said they had explosives,” al-Lahmi said.
He said police also searched his office and took his passport.
The Interior Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Oman has been on high alert following a string of recent attacks, including the bombing of a commercial bus in Dhahraman, the capital of the northwestern province of Al Wada in August, which killed at least 25 people and injured more than 100.
In September, two bombs exploded near the offices of the Omani Embassy in Qatar.
The embassies, located in Doha and Doha’s central district of Dhamar, are the only diplomatic missions in the Gulf Cooperation Council, a regional grouping of countries that includes Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.
Oman, which is not a member of the GCC, has also been at odds with the United States over its support for Qatar, a Sunni Muslim monarchy that has been the target of deadly attacks by Sunni militants.
Omani President Hassan Rouhani and Prime Minister Abdulkadir Hamad Al Thani have both criticized the United Kingdom for its support of Qatar.