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.