Sudanese rescue teams and security forces gather next to a damaged vehicle at the site of an assassination attempt against Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok [Ashraf Shazly/AFP]
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt after a blast near his convoy in the capital, Khartoum.
Hamdok wrote on Twitter he was “safe and in good shape” following Monday’s explosion.
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“What happened will not stop the path of change, it will be nothing but an additional push in the strong waves of the revolution,” added the veteran economist, who became prime minister in August, months after a pro-democracy movement forced the army to remove longtime President Bashar al-Bashir.
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.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Footage posted online showed two damaged white vehicles used by Sudan’s top officials parked on a street. Another vehicle was badly damaged in the blast.