A U.S. diplomat survived an assassination attempt on Thursday in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

The assassination attempt was made by an unidentified person who opened fire at his car when he was returning home, a diplomatic source told Anadolu Agency on the condition of anonymity.

The U.S. official lost control of his vehicle as a result, the source said.

Sudanese police have initiated an investigation into the incident to determine if “the attack could be termed terrorism.”

According to a U.S. travel advisory to Sudan before the coronavirus pandemic, Washington advised its citizens to “reconsider travel to Sudan

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