Sudan: PM Abdalla Hamdok survives assassination attempt

BREAKING: Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk survived a car explosion targeting his motorcade in Khartoum.

Hamdok was moved to a safe location after an explosion targeted his convoy, state television said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Hamdok was appointed Prime Minister last August after pro-democracy protests forced the military to remove the government led by autocratic President Omar Al Bashir and replaced it with a civilian-led government.

Military generals remain the de facto rulers of the country and have shown little willingness to hand over power to the civilian-led administration.

Hamdok has also confirmed the government will cooperate with the International Criminal Court’s efforts to prosecute those wanted for war crimes and genocide in connection with the Darfur conflict in Sudan in the 2000s.