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Sudan PM survive assassination attempt

Security measures are taken at the site after a roadside bomb explodes near Sudanese prime minister's convoy in Khartoum, Sudan on 9 March 2020. [Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency]
Security measures are taken at the site after a roadside bomb explodes near Sudanese prime minister's convoy in Khartoum, Sudan on 9 March 2020. [Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency]

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok escaped an assassination attempt earlier today after his convoy came under fire, security sources said.

A roadside bomb exploded as his convoy passed the Kober bridge, which connects the north of capital Khartoum to the city centre, eyewitnesses said.

No casualties were reported, but some vehicles were damaged.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Hamdok said he is in good health.

"This revolution is protected by its peaceful approach […] for a better tomorrow and sustainable peace," Hamdok said, referring to the uprising that led to the ouster of former President Omar Al-Bashir.

"What happened will not stop the movement for change," he said.

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