Head of Alexandria Security Directorate Escapes Bombing

25 March, 2018, 01:45 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • The Struggle for Egypt's Future

Alexandria's director of security was traveling in a convoy through the city when the bomb exploded, the Interior Ministry said.

State news agency MENA quoted al-Nemr as saying that two people, a policeman and a driver, were killed in the blast.

Egypt is just two days away from its presidential election, that will be held from Monday to Wednesday, in which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is competing for a second mandate.

Photos on social media that Reuters could not independently verify showed a burnt out auto and smoke at the site of the blast.


An Egyptian policeman was killed Saturday in Alexandria province in a bomb blast that targeted the region's security chief, according to Egyptian interior ministry. Four military personnel are said to be in a serious condition in hospital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which came two days before Egyptians begin voting in a presidential election and amid a wide-scale security campaign against ISIL militants in the north Sinai Peninsula.

Last April 9, during Palm Sunday celebrations, suicide bombers killed 45 worshippers in attacks on churches in Alexandria and Tanta, also north of Cairo, since when Egypt has been under a state of emergency.

Daesh claimed the 2015 bombing of a Russian airliner carrying tourists from the South Sinai resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, which killed all 224 people on board.

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