Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has survived an assassination targeting his convoy in the capital, Khartoum.
“An explosion hit as Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s car was driving by but thank God no-one was hurt,” Ali Bakhit, a source in the PM’s office confirmed.
He has reportedly been moved to a safe location.
According to eyewitnesses, the attack happened near the northern entrance to Kober bridge, which connects Khartoum North with the city centre, where Prime Minister’s office is located.
Hamdok was appointed to head Sudan’s transitional government last August, a few months after the overthrow of long-time President Omar al-Bashir.
He is a respected former UN economist and says one of his main priorities is to solve Sudan’s economic crisis.