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Islamist group claims responsibility for Cairo Univ blasts

Agnad Misr, a little-known Islamist movement, claims responsibility for deadly explosions that struck Cairo University on Wednesday

Ayat Al-Tawy, Thursday 3 Apr 2014
Cairo University Explosion
Security forces stand guard at the site outside Cairo University following a blast that killed a Brigadier-general and injured five police officers, Giza, Egypt, April 2, 2014 (Photo: Mai Shaheen)
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An Islamist group calling itself Agnad Misr, or Soldiers of Egypt, has claimed responsibility for the blasts that killed a senior police officer at Cairo University on Wednesday.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the group said it was targeting police "criminals" guilty of "massacres" – an apparent reference to the government's crackdown on Islamists following the overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi last summer.

A senior police officer was killed and five other policemen wounded when twin bombs went off near the university in central Cairo on Wednesday morning.

A third bomb struck near the university's main gates almost two hours later, with no casualties reported.

Agnad Misr said the third explosion was delayed to avoid harming civilians who had gathered at the scene.

The group had claimed responsibility for a number of small-scale bomb attacks in Giza and Cairo in recent months.

It said Wednesday's bombings were in retaliation for the detention of Islamist women, and vowed to continue its campaign until they are released.

Hundreds of Islamists have been killed and thousands detained in a clampdown since Morsi's removal

Wednesday's blasts were the latest in a series of attacks against police and members of the security forces.

According to a government tally, almost 500 people, mostly policemen and troops, have been killed in suicide attacks, bombings, and shootings since Morsi's ouster.

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Hatersaa
05-04-2014 04:42am
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What u sow what u reap
Egypt stop supporting Al shabab destabilizing somalia and the east africa at large by financing arming terrorist group while designating local dissent terrorist who only crying for stolen democracy from them. I think Egypt is arrogant.
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Adel Habob, Nasr City
04-04-2014 02:22pm
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Liers
Heck NO. Those are the frustrated , hopeless young generation who want any kind of change. Islamic terrorist have nothing to do with it. They are trying to steal young people revolt.
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Zaynab
03-04-2014 09:46pm
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How many terrorists groups does Egypt have now???
The MB off-shoot terrorists groups keep coming with differen names. This is why they should not have become part of politics because their mind set and actions is so out dated and irresponsible. I think they know that they are doomed politicly, that's why they are burning Egypt.
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Zaynab
03-04-2014 09:46pm
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How many terrorists groups does Egypt have now???
The MB off-shoot terrorists groups keep coming with differen names. This is why they should not have become part of politics because their mind set and actions is so out dated and irresponsible. I think they know that they are doomed politicly, that's why they are burning Egypt.
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J.M.Jordan
03-04-2014 04:46pm
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The trouble with this group is that it doesn't love Egypt enough.
If it loved Egypt it'd see Egypt needs to get on its feet economically again. And onfighting till Doomsday'll never bring that. It's the same kind of mentality that has prevented generations (and will still prevent how many of them) to live happy lives by not ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict once and for all. Besides, this kind of action tends to disrupt students' attempts to build their lives. Does the group really believe it is doing something intelligent when disturbing university life so maybe Egypt'll not be able to garner as many patents as it could, to just take one example under many others. The group might think high of djihad, but watch out: in most cases the conditions of djihad aren't given at all! And it's obvious that all states need repression of terrorism otherwise they'll all be going just absolutely nowhere. So it's not it at all to respond to state repressing terrorism by new terrorism, it only creates a chain without end. It's dead end that's all.
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Oman Ismail
04-04-2014 01:41pm
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Don't Call our Palestinian Brothers Terrorist
Your supporting Israel and dragging our Palestinian brothers into Egypts internal injustices.
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