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Monday, 17 May 2021 11:38 GMT

Car Bomb Strikes Egypt's Alexandria Ahead of Presidential Vote


(MENAFN - Morocco World News) Cairo- A car bomb exploded in Egypt's second largest city Alexandria on Saturday, March 24, causing the death of one policeman and wounding four others, Egypt's interior ministry said. The ministry said the bombing had targeted the convoy of Alexandria's security chief, General Mostafa al-Nemr. The statement added that the bombing had taken place after an improvised explosive device was planted underneath a car and exploded as the security director's convoy was passing in Al-Moaskar Al-Romany Street in central Alexandria, without mentioning if the security director was hurt in the attack or not. The body of the policeman and the four wounded, whose identity was not disclosed, were transported to a military hospital in the city, said spokesman of the Ministry of Health Khaled Megahed in a statement. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Egypt's state news agency MENA blamed the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, which the state describes as a terrorist group, following the bombing. 'This attempt comes in the context of terrorist Muslim Brotherhood elements trying to disrupt the electoral process and influence citizens into not going to the polls and participating in the presidential election,' the agency said. The incident was perpetrated only two days before the opening of the Egyptian presidential election polls on Monday, during which voters will have to choose between the outgoing head of state, Abdel Fattah al Sissi, who will likely endorse a second term and the little known candidate, Moussa Mostafa Moussa, who is believed to be a supporter of the"

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