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A terrorist blows himself up in Cairo's Islamic quarter، killing three-VIDEO

Tuesday 19/February/2019 - 08:34 AM
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a terrorist blew himself up behind Al-Azhar mosque
Edited By: Nada Moustafa
An explosion rocked Egypt's capital، Cairo، late Monday when a terrorist blew himself up behind Al-Azhar mosque، local media reported.

At least a police officer, and two police sergeants were killed in the suicide attack in Al Darb al-Ahmar neighborhood، the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

The suicide blast occurred after police surrounded the suspect following a chase.

Security forces identified the attacker as Al Hasan Abdullah، 37، who resided in the old neighborhood.

The suspect was allegedly involved in an attack in Giza governate last Friday in which an improvised explosive device (IED) was planted near Al-Istiqamah Mosque، the ministry added.

Al-Azhar، the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Islamic world، condemned the attack in a statement early Tuesday.

It stressed that the security officials who were tracking the suspect prevented a larger attack from taking place. 

Egypt’s Mufti's office also condemned the attack، noting that terrorist organizations are uncomfortable with the country’s "security and stability".

Both institutions wished God's mercy on those who died and offered condolences to their relatives.

Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek launched an investigation into the attack.

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