The capital began returning to normal Saturday after anti-government strikes and street violence crippled communications, hampered sea and air travel and virtually paralyzed key cities.

The strikes ended after the financially strapped government agreed to roll back huge price increases that went into effect on Monday.Up to four people died and 26 were wounded during the four days of demonstrations and strikes, Western military and diplomatic sources said.

As Khartoum's dusty streets slowly returned to normal, signs of the turmoil remained - glass shards from smashed car windows, pieces of cement blocks and blackened remains of burned tires.