Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. File picture: Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. File picture: Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

Suspects arrested over assassination attempt on Sudan PM Abdalla Hamdok

By ANA Reporter Time of article published Mar 12, 2020

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Cape Town - According to a Sudanese government spokesperson, authorities have arrested several suspects including foreigners in connection with the attempted assassination of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, as reported by the Sudan Tribune.

A security source confirmed that they were holding a number of people suspected of participating in the attempt to assassinate Hamdok.

In a meeting chaired by Hamdok, the Sudan Tribune reported that the council of ministers were briefed by the interior minister, as well as the director of the General Intelligence Agency about the bombing attack on the Prime Ministers convoy on Monday.

According to dabangasudan.org, the device with which the motorcade of Hamdok was attacked, exploded by remote detonation.

At the meeting it was decided to establish an internal security unit affiliated to the Minister of Interior affairs.

Ebrahim El Sheik, a member of the FFC (Forces from Freedom of Change), said in a press conference after the meeting that the restructuring of the security apparatus, the police, the army as well as militia forces will continue, dabangasudan.org reported.

The minister of information and government spokesperson Faisal Mohamed informed reporters after the meeting that they were awaiting the arrival of a team of US security experts to join the investigation team, the Sudan Tribune said.

Investigations into the attack are still under way.

African News Agency (ANA)

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