Attack on Sudanese prime minister, powerful blast shakes capital – what was his convoy Abdalla Hamdok Sudan’s prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, survived an assassination attempt in the capital, Khartoum, where there was a powerful explosion, and local media reports targeted the prime minister’s convoy. Hamdok’s family has said he is well and secured by law enforcement, and Sudan public television has reported that Hamdok was on his way to office when a powerful explosion occurred. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, and videos posted online show two white cars being damaged in Japan and used by senior Sudanese officials. Three eyewitnesses told Reuters that the attack took place near the Kober Bridge, linking the northern part of Khartoum with the city center where Hamdok’s cabinet offices are located. We recall that Hamdok was elected prime minister in July last year, after numerous protests by pro-democracy Democrats who forced the military to overthrow President Omar al-Bashir and bring a civilian government to the country.