Last Update 17:22
Third explosion kills second policeman at presidential palace
Two police officers killed and three others injured in a series of explosions near the presidential palace in Heliopolis
Ahram Online , Monday 30 Jun 2014
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3844
Security Forces at Ittihadeya
Security forces in front of Ittihadeya palace amid bomb explosion (Photo: Al-Ahram)

A third explosion near the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace has killed a second policeman, a short while after two previous bombs detonated on Monday, the first killing a police officer and injuring three others.

Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Lotfi was killed by the last explosion while Colonel Ahmed El-Ashmawy, an explosives expert at the Cairo security directorate, was killed while attempting to defuse the first device.

According to Egypt's Ministry of Health, 13 people were injured in the blasts. Earlier reports had mentioned that three police officers from the explosives department had also been injured.

Two explosive devices were found before the second explosion: one was defused while the other detonated.

Monday marks the first anniversary of mass protests on 30 June 2013 that demanded the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Since his ouster on 3 July, and the dispersal of protest camps in Rabaa Al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares demanding his reinstatement, there have been numerous attacks on security forces, with at least 500 policemen and troops killed, according to the government.

Egypt's Heliopolis prosecution was inspecting the area when the second bomb exploded.

In a statement released on their alleged Twitter account on 27 June 2014, the Agnad Misr Islamist militant group had declared that it managed to breach the presidential palace security.

Furthermore, in a warning to civilians, the statement explicitly identified -- in red bold font -- the exact location of the explosive devices that were found Monday morning.

Agnad Misr, officially designated a terrorist organisation in May 2014 by an Egyptian court, has previously claimed responsibility for a number of operations, including the Cairo University bombing in April 2014.





Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 4000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
3



Masry
01-07-2014 04:31am
0-
78+
Savages
Cowards and savages. Murder innocent people in Ramadan then claim they are Muslim . These hypocrites will burn in hell inshalah. They need to be wiped out . You can't reason with these brain washed savages . Just look at some of the post there are actually brain washed idiots on here defending these cowards......
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
2



medo
30-06-2014 04:16pm
3-
198+
enough!
What kind of person kills another on the second day of Ramadan?? These militants call themselves Muslim??? A Muslim would never do such a thing to another... They really do deserve the death penalty
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
1



Zumbu
30-06-2014 01:52pm
229-
14+
Army and cour polices result
This is result of Egypt booldy army and bloody court policices. Now one Egypt dividing because of court and bloody army .sisi must resign and should be jail
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Allen
30-06-2014 05:55pm
8-
186+
No Khan, or Zimba or what ever name you are hiding behind today.
This is the result of the Muslim brotherhood not having been eliminated yet.

© 2010 Ahram Online. Advertising