Political figures who survived assassination attempts

These failed attempts could have changed the course of history

Stars Insider

09/03/20 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Assassination attempts

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has just survived an assassination attempt after his convoy was attacked with an explosive device on the way to his office in Khartoum. Though it isn't clear who was behind the attack, Hamdok is leading a precarious transition to civilian rule for Sudan after being appointed last August following the overthrow of long-time President Omar al-Bashir. "We paid a hefty price for this revolution for a better tomorrow and for sustainable peace. Our revolution should always be guarded by its peacefulness," Hamdok tweeted, adding that this attempt on his life will only accelerate change.

He is the latest to join a long list of political figures who survived murder attempts. Click through this gallery to discover others.

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