Sudan: Assassination attack on Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

Sudan: Assassination attack on Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was assassinated in the Sudan capital Khartoum, but he remained safe.

According to foreign news agency 'Reuters', according to government media and cabinet sources, Abdalla Hamdok is all right and has been shifted to a safe place.

Abdullah Hamdok was appointed head of the country's interim government last year after being ousted from the office of the longtime president of the country.

The attack came at a time when Abdalla Hamdok's government is in dire economic crisis and the country's catastrophic economic situation sparked protests and protests against Umar al-Bashir, which continued even after his ouster.

Photos of a white SUV and a severely damaged vehicle were shown in pictures on regional TV channels and social media following the attack on Abdalla Hamdok's convoy.

Three witnesses told Reuters that the attack occurred near the northern entrance to the Kuber Bridge, which links the northern part of Khartoum to the centre of the city where Abdalla Hamdok's office is located.

He said the convoy was apparently attacked from the top.

The convoy was targeted by firing and projectiles, state media said, while state media said the car bomb was targeted.

An eyewitness said, "I saw the moment of the explosion and the shooting and the shooting was done from a high-rise building."

A large number of people gathered there after the attack.

Abdalla Hamdok runs a government of technocrats under a joint government agreement between the military and civilian groups, the interim government will remain in place until the end of 2022.

There is tension between the government and the military in the country and the government has come out against resistance in implementing economic reforms.

The interim administration is also taking steps to weaken Omar al-Bashir's supporters, including security services.

Abdalla Hamdok is a former economist and former senior UN official who has good relations with the international community.

Thousands have staged demonstrations in recent weeks in support of the anti-military and Abdalla Hamdok and his government.

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