Cairo's Tahrir metro station to be closed indefinitely for security reasons

Ahram Online , Tuesday 30 Jun 2015

A day after Egypt's top prosecutor was assassinated, Sadat metro station in central Cairo, which was only re-opened to the public recently after a 2-year closure, shuts its doors

Cairo's Sadat metro station (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Tahrir Square’s Sadat metro station will be closed indefinitely starting Tuesday morning for security reasons, Khaled Sabra, the CEO of the Egyptian Corporation for Metro Management & Operation, said in media statements on Monday night. 

The decision comes less than 24 hours after the assassination of Egypt’s prosecutor-general Hisham Barakat. 

Cairo’s main central metro station was re-opened at the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan on 17 June after a two-year-closure following the dispersal of pro-Mohamed Morsi sits-in at Rabaa and Nahda squares in the summer of 2013.

Barakat died on Monday in hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a blast which targeted his motorcade in Heliopolis.

Barakat, who was 65 years old, is to be buried today.

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