On 9 March 2020, armed assailants launched an attack on the convoy of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok near the northeastern entrance to Kober bridge in the capital Khartoum. The attack occurred as Hamdok’s convoy was traveling from Khartoum North to his office in the city center and involved the use of firearms and at least one improvised explosive device. Hamdok escaped the attack unharmed and there were no additional reports of serious injuries. No group claimed responsibility for the alleged assassination attempt. Sudan’s joint civil-military sovereign council appointed Hamdok to the premiership in August 2019 to oversee the country’s 39-month-long political transition period.