Sudan’s prime minister survived an assassination attempt Monday after
an explosion went off near his convoy in the capital of Khartoum.
Abdalla Hamdok, a longtime economist, tweeted he was “safe and in
good shape” following the explosion. Sudanese state TV said Hamdok had
been heading to his office when the attack took place.
Hamdok also tweeted a photo of himself smiling and seated at his
desk, while a TV behind him showed news coverage reporting he’d
The attack highlighted the fragility of Sudan’s transition to
civilian rule, almost a year after pro-democracy protesters forced the
military to remove autocratic President Omar al-Bashir from power and
replace him with a joint military-civilian government, which has
promised to hold elections in three years.