Former Egyptian interior minister Hassan El-Alfi dies at 85

Ahram Online , Thursday 4 Nov 2021

Egypt’s former interior minister Hassan El-Alfi died on Wednesday at the age of 85.

Hassan El-Alfi
Former interior minister Hassan El-Alfi. Al-Ahram

He served as the interior minister from April 1993 to November 1997 during the presidency of Hosni Mubarak.

El-Alfi contended during his three-year tenure with a series of terrorist attacks by radical Islamist groups, including the 1997 Luxor massacre of foreign tourists, which left 62 people — half of them Swiss tourists — dead at Deir Al-Bahari Temple in the Upper Egypt historic city.

He resigned from office following the deadly attack.

In August 1993, El-Alfi himself survived an assassination attempt by the Islamic Jihad group.

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