2 killed in possible assassination attempt on Egyptian security official

25 March, 2018, 01:39 | Author: Jason Torres
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Alexandria's director of security was traveling in a convoy through the city when the bomb exploded, the Interior Ministry said.

The bomb attack struck the convoy of Alexandria's security chief General Mostafa al-Nimr. The official survived, but one of his lead bodyguards died.

An IED bomb exploded in the Rushdi neighborhood of Egypt's second largest city of Alexandria on Saturday and targeted the convoy of the city's security chief, leaving at least two police officer dead.

AFP sought a response from the Egyptian foreign ministry but it was not immediately available.

A British journalist has been expelled from Egypt as authorities in the country crack down on the media ahead of the upcoming presidential elections. It was reported that the public prosecutor has ordered an investigation.

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Photographs posted online showed burned-out cars and thick black smoke at the site of the attack on Al-Moaskar Al-Romani street, near a police station. Attacks in recent years were claimed by Islamic State in a targeted campaign against security forces and civilians.

Egyptian policemen standing guard outside a court complex in Minya.

IS militants claimed responsibility for the 2015 bombing of a Russian airliner that killed all 224 people on board shortly after it took off from the resort town of Sharm-el Sheikh.

The military gives regular updates on the operation, saying it has killed more than 100 jihadists so far while losing at least 20 troops.

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