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Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survives assassination attempt

Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Monday tweeted he is "safe and in good shape" after an assassination attempt in the capital Khartoum.

Hamdok was headed to his office when an explosion rocked his motorcade, injuring one security official, Sudanese state television reports. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Last summer, Sudan's pro-democracy movement reached a deal with its ruling military council, agreeing to a power-sharing deal. Hamdok took office in August, following the ouster of longtime President Omar al-Bashir, who came to power in 1989 during a military coup. "Rest assured that what happened today will not stand in the way of our transition," Hamdok said. "Instead, it is an additional push to the wheel of change in Sudan."