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Sudan’s Civilian Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, Survives Bomb Attack

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Sudan’s Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdok has survived a plot on his life in the country’s capital, Khartoum.

Sudan state media on Monday said Hamdok “is fine, in good health and performing his duties as usual” after his armoured motorcade was hit with an explosive.

The attack occurred at 9:00 am at the entrance of Kober Bridge, Khartoum North when the Prime Minister was on his way to his office.

Witnesses said a number of vehicles were damaged in the explosion.

Government is yet to say if there were casualties.

Pictures seen by ChimpReports show armoured vehicles’ windows damaged by shrapnel.

Hamdok Tweeted today morning: “I would like to assure the people of Sudan that I am safe and in good shape. Rest assured that what happened today will not stand in the way of our transition, instead it is an additional push to the wheel of change in Sudan.”

Hamdok, an economist who previously served in numerous national and international administrative positions, was appointed premier following the ousting of President Omar Al Bashir.

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Following the transfer of power from the Transitional Military Council to the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, the Sovereignty Council appointed Abdalla Hamdok as Prime Minister during the transitional period. He was sworn in on 21 August 2019.

He was Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

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