Security sources: DNA reveals bomber was from Egypt’s Delta region

Ahram Portal, Thursday 6 Jan 2011

In contrast to previous statements regarding Alexandria bomber's background, investigators suspect the attacker originally came from the Delta, north of Cairo

Authorities have announced that a body found at the scene of the Two Saints Church attack is suspected to be that of the suicide bomber.

According to DNA tests performed on the body, the bomber is suspected to be from Egypt’s Delta region, north of Cairo. Officials say that investigation results show he was a university graduate with no permanent job, who left his family home about one year ago.

Officials also say that investigations are still undergoing in order to confirm these finding and to track down the suspect’s family members for further interrogations.

This new information refutes previous statements by the government, which claimed that the bomber was of Afghan origin.

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