Published: Sun, March 25, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Two killed by bomb in 'attempted assassination' of Alexandria security chief

Two killed by bomb in 'attempted assassination' of Alexandria security chief

The bombing comes just days before President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi faces the head of the Ghad Party Moussa Moustafa Moussa in the presidential election.

The Egyptian Ministry of Interior said the attack was an assassination attempt against al-Nemr.

She wrote that she was mocked by police officers who ignored or did not listen to a recording of the interview which she said supported her story.

A bomb placed under a vehicle has exploded in Egypt's second city of Alexandria, killing two people including a policeman, two days before the country is due to hold a presidential election.

Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek ordered an "urgent and wide inquiry".

In a bid to contain terror attacks, the country has been mounting a massive security operation but the president's deadline has been extended, as security forces struggle to put an end to the five-year-old insurgency.

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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.

Egyptian authorities arrested a British journalist and expelled her from the country after threatening her with a military trial, The Times said on Saturday.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bomb.

Since the ouster of Morsi and a crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood, security forces have sought to quell attacks by jihadists.

The interior ministry says at least 2 people were killed, including a police officer, and 5 others were injured.

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