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Two policemen die in suicide bombing in Cairo

Tuesday 19 Feb 2019
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A CCTV capture released by the Egyptian ministry of interior showing the suspected suicide bomber in his way to the location of the explosion in Cairo (Photo: Ministry of interior)
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A suicide bomber blew himself up Monday in Cairo’s downtown Darb Al-Ahmar area, killing at least two policemen and injuring others.

According to an interior ministry statement, the terrorist, aged 37, blew himself up behind Al-Azhar Mosque after police and state security personnel chased him.

The explosion killed the terrorist, a state security member and a policeman from a Cairo investigative unit.

The ministry said that investigations conducted after a bomb was found in the yard of Al-Istiqama Mosque in Giza governorate last Friday identified and located the terrorist, named El-Hassan Abdullah.

Police personnel came close to arresting him before an explosive device he carried went off.

Upon later inspection, security forces found a time bomb at Abdullah's apartment, which prompted the whole building to be evacuated.

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