Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survived an assassination attempt targeting his convoy as he headed to work on Monday morning in the capital Khartoum, officials said.
The council took over the reins of government in August after military and civilian parties and protest groups signed a three-year power-sharing deal after months of strife.
The United States, Britain and Norway welcomed Abdalla Hamdok’s appointment, calling it a historic moment for Sudan and urged the military to “engage constructively” with the new government.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Khartoum on Saturday to celebrate Sudan’s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council signing a final power-sharing deal.
The head of a Sudanese investigation into the violent break up of a protest by security forces said on Saturday that 87 people were killed and 168 wounded in the 3 June incident in Khartoum, citing a higher death toll than previous official estimates.