Darb Al-Ahmar suicide bomber was planning further attacks: Egypt's interior ministry
Ahram Online, , Tuesday 19 Feb 2019


Egypt's interior ministry said on Tuesday that the suicide bomber who blew himself up behind Al-Azhar Mosque on Monday had been planning further attacks.

Upon searching the 37-year-old man's apartment in Cairo's Darb Al-Ahmar, police found a number of explosive devices and raw materials used in making explosives.

Police also found a time bomb in the apartment, prompting an evacuation of the building.

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The suicide bomber blew himself up on Monday in Darb Al-Ahmar as police were attempting to arrest him, killing three policemen and injuring others.

The man, identified as El-Hassan Abdullah,was wanted in connection to a bombing last Friday in Giza and police were monitoring his movements, according to the ministry.

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