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Sudan says Hamdok assassination attempt was "terrorist attack"

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Sudanese policemen stand around vehicles that were part of Prime Mister Abdalla Hamdok's motorcade in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, March . 9, 2020. (AP photo)March 9, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government said that the attempted assassination of Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok is a “terrorist attack” and pledged to deal with decisively.

In a statement issued after an explosion that targeted Hamdok convoy in Khartoum, the government’s spokesman, Faisal Mohamed Saleh described the assassination attempt as a "terrorist attack" and

“We know that there are those who target the revolution of the Sudanese people and the gains they have made (...) but we assure that the will of the revolution remains and that its march will continue and will never lose its compass”.

The minister added that the security authorities have begun investigating the assassination attempt but he did not charge any group.

For its part, the Sudanese police said that the terrorist attack resulted in the injury of a traffic policeman, and damaged several vehicles that were near the bombing area, including two cars from the Prime Minister’s convoy.

The statement further said that police forces have been placed on a heightened state of alert to investigate the "terrorist plot".

In a related development, the Prime Minister held an extraordinary meeting for his cabinet to assess the security situation in the country after the attack.

He further said that the Sudanese revolution was dowry with the blood of the youth of Sudan, stressing "Our souls are not more precious than that blood."

Also, the Forces for Freedom and Change released the itineraries of the demonstrations in support of the prime minister that will take place this evening from 05:00 to 08:00 pm.

The different marches will converge at the Freedom square in Khartoum where the FFC leaders and government representatives will address the crowd.

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  • 9 March 2020 19:26, by Mayendit

    I had been telling Sudanese people that, the changes are not done yet, because the head of State was part of Old regime government and the currently Military leaders are also from Omar al Bashir’ s government so the real change will take place if rebels have agree with Pro change to dismiss all Old regime government.

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  • 10 March 2020 05:45, by Fathi

    Let’s be honest guys. This assassination attempt was carried out by Kuch aka Pakuai so-called Langbaar. He has been wanting war for a long time reasons "pure HATRED and RACISM". If I recall correctly, he can’t live side by side with us reasons "pure HATRED and RACISM".

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    • 10 March 2020 05:49, by Fathi

      On a more serious note, this was likely carried out by the Egyptians or UAE. Egypt is salty about our refusal to support the bogus and biased arab league statement regarding GERD/nile water. The Egyptians have orchestrated a Sudanese military coup in the past so that they could get a puppet to agree to a lopsided nile water sharing agreement.

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      • 10 March 2020 05:53, by Fathi

        UAE is upset because they are experiencing pushback when trying to expand their exploitation in Sudan. UAE doesn’t want democracy in Sudan and would prefer civil war if dictatorship isn’t possible. MBS of Saudi is too busy consolidating power jailing all his cousins so that he can easily be king when his demented father abdicates. MBS is also busy with destroying economies with increase oil produ

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    • 10 March 2020 07:57, by Mayendit

      Mr.Fathi
      Be specific about who was carrying assassination attempt on new PM Hamdok. You have accused the commentator Mr.Pakuai or Langbaar but you failed to come up with the fact. Second, you have pointing your blame on Egyptian government and the United Arab Emirates so I don’t get it man, can you nail down your information. You are accusing every direction but this is absolutely would be consid

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  • 10 March 2020 08:08, by Mayendit

    Fathi
    Your information would be considering as a misleading audience or Readers simply because you don’t know exactly those terrorist trying to assassinated the Sudanese Prime minister Hamdok. We love new PM Hamdok because he understands the problems which the Sudanese people are facing under former president Omar al Bashir and he has been trying to resolve the case by step. I compared John Garan

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  • 10 March 2020 08:19, by Mayendit

    Fathi
    I rushed to make comparison between Dr.Hamdok and our late Chairman Dr John Garang, because we sees him as a good leader and he is trying to put SUDAN’S government in the right direction at the right time and right place.
    .what I don’t buy here’s the accusation that have no proofs. The late Egyptian former president Honsni Mubarak was about to be assassinated by Sudanese in Ethiopia.

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    • 11 March 2020 08:01, by Fathi

      Mayendit,

      I was just joking when I accused Pakuai and even quoted his nonsense.
      In regard to Egypt, they have a long history of undermining our transitions Sudan. For example, they orchestrated a coup in 50s so we can agree to a biased nile water sharing agreement, Mubarak was the first to recognize the Bashir regime after a coup in 89,

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      • 11 March 2020 08:04, by Fathi

        Sisi attempted to legitimize the military council after Bashir & attempted to provide political cover, Sisi doesn’t want our transition to succeed because it could influence Egyptians (just like the recent protests in Egypt), and Sudan has taken a position against Egypt and the Arab league when it comes to the recent nile talks with Ethiopia.

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        • 11 March 2020 08:08, by Fathi

          Egypt also has Salah Gosh, our former intelligence director during Bashir era and he controls the security apparatus.

          In regard to UAE, they have been supporting the military council since day 1 and Salah Gosh said they were the ones that encouraged the coup against Bashir. UAE provided economic support to try to legitimize the military council.

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          • 11 March 2020 08:11, by Fathi

            UAE continues to provide weapons and armed cars to Hemedti, leader of the Janjaweed. UAE is exploiting Sudan and helps Hemedti smuggle gold to their country. UAE is one of the main reasons that Egypt lost its democracy. UAE has made it clear they’re against democracy in the region. UAE paid sudanese to fight in yemen which Hamdok is against.

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            • 11 March 2020 08:16, by Fathi

              UAE is trying to exploit our port in Sudan which Hamdok is against.

              Although it is not proof, they both have a history/behavioral tendency to undermine Sudan and both benefit from Hamdok being gone.

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              • 11 March 2020 08:19, by Fathi

                I also found it suspicious that Egypts intelligence director came to Sudan the day after the assassination attempt and only met with Hemedti & Burhan.

                Also, UAE was the one that organized the meeting with Netanyahu and Burhan. In addition, they got Burhan a meeting with Pompeo, US sec state, when Hamdok couldn’t even get one.

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                • 11 March 2020 08:25, by Fathi

                  Hamdok is well intentioned but was placed in bad situation. Many regional and global actors don’t want democracy in Sudan. Civilians also don’t have power to restructure military and security in Sudan until after elections, if we last that long. The people are struggling right now and international support seems limited.

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