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09 Mar 2020 | 04:14 AM UTC

Sudan: Prime Minister targeted in Khartoum attack March 9

Prime Minister survives assassination attempt in Khartoum March 9; heightened security measures expected

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Event

According to the state television, a blast targeting Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok occurred in Khartoum in the morning (local time) on Monday, March 9. The prime minister was heading to his office when his convoy was attacked. He was reportedly subsequently moved to a safe location and is in good condition. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

A heightened security presence is likely across Khartoum in the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Khartoum are advised to avoid the area of the blast, expect heightened security measures across Khartoum, exercise caution and maintain a low profile at all times, and obey any instructions issued by the local authorities.