Sudanese state television has confirmed the prime minister survived an assassination attempt in capital city Khartoum that targeted his motorcade with an explosion and gunfire. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok sought to reassure the nation in a statement following the incident. “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 said on Twitter.
“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 added.
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.— Abdalla Hamdok (@SudanPMHamdok) March 9, 2020
The spokesman for the Sudanese government denounces the assassination attempt on Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok during a press conference in Khartoum.https://t.co/cnMbqqySNY pic.twitter.com/3hWumN3Nyl— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 9, 2020
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survived an assassination attempt after an explosion went off near his convoy in the capital Khartoum. pic.twitter.com/67rQKGmJ8L— DW News (@dwnews) March 9, 2020
Aftermath at the site of an assassination attempt against Sudan's PM | AFP https://t.co/Ja4fTeXjY5— América Hoy (@AmerHoy) March 9, 2020