Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Monday survived a failed assassination attempt in the capital Khartoum, Sudan’s official TV reported. The report did not give any further details about the assassination attempt. Meanwhile, official SUNA news agency reported that Hamdok “is well and at a safe place,” after his motorcade came under the bombing attempt.
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The incident took place at the entry of Kober bridge (Sudanese army bridge) at the time when Hamdok usually heads to his office,” it added.
Eyewitnesses, in the meantime, said a number of vehicles were damaged due to the explosion.
It is not yet clear whether there were victims or injured people in the explosion.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said the assassination attempt against him on Monday will not stop the nation’s procession of change.
Hamdok also shared a photo of himself smiling and seated at his desk, while a TV behind him showed news coverage reporting he had survived.
— Abdalla Hamdok (@SudanPMHamdok) March 9, 2020
Members of Hamdok’s office told Al Jazeera the attack happened as the prime minister was heading to his office.
Born in 1956 in south-central Kordofan province, Hamdok has more than 30 years of experience as an economist and senior policy analyst specialising in economic development across Africa.