Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok has survived an assassination bid following a blast in the capital Khartoum.

According to Ali Bakhit, the prime minister’s office director, An explosion hit the Prime Minister’s car as he was  was driving by but no one was hurt.

The attack happened near the northern entrance to Kober bridge, which connects Khartoum North with the city center, where Hamdok’s office is.

However, A few minutes later the Prime Minister tweeted that the attack will not in any way stop the path of Change in Sudan adding that he was fine and safe.

“I assure the Sudanese people that I am well and completely healthy,” said the PM

“What happened will not stop the path of change, it will be nothing but an additional push in the strong waves of the revolution,” he added.

Hamdok, a seasoned economist, was appointed last August to head Sudan’s government during a transitional period of three years following the overthrow of  President Omar al-Bashir.

Hamdok’s appointment was a result of a power-sharing deal between military leaders, who ousted Bashir in April, and the protest movement which led mass street demonstrations against the strongman since December 2018.

He has since been attempting to forge peace with rebel groups across the country.

 

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