Sudan PM, Abdalla Hamdok Survives Assassination Attempt

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Sudan’s prime minister has survived an assassination attempt after his convoy was attacked in the capital, Khartoum.

“An explosion hit as Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s car was driving by but thank God no-one was hurt,” Ali Bakhit, in the PM’s office, told AFP.

Mr. Hamdok was appointed to head Sudan’s transitional government last August, a few months after the overthrow of longtime President Omar al-Bashir.

He has reportedly been moved to a safe location. Sudan’s prime minister has survived an assassination attempt after his convoy was attacked in the capital, Khartoum.

“An explosion hit as Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s car was driving by but thank God no-one was hurt,” Ali Bakhit, in the PM’s office, told AFP.

Pictures on state television show several damaged vehicles at the site of the blast, the AFP news agency reports.

Witnesses told the Reuters news agency the attack happened near the north-eastern entrance to Kober bridge, which connects Khartoum North to the city centre, where the prime minister’s office is based.

“I saw the moment of the explosion and the strike, and the strike came from a high building,” one of them said.

According to Reuters, since the appointment of Mr. Hamdok, his government has come up against resistance as it tries to implement economic reforms.

The prime minister said the attack on his motorcade would not stop the road of transition.

“We paid a hefty price for this revolution for a better tomorrow and for sustainable peace. Our revolution should always be guarded by its peacefulness,” he tweeted.

Source: BBC

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