Two Dead As Car Bomb Explodes In Egyptian City Of Alexandria

Leigh Mccormick
March 25, 2018

Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said the casualties were taken to a military hospital in the Mediterranean city.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bomb.

MENA quoted Nemr as saying that two people, a policeman and a driver, were killed in the blast.

"This attempt comes in the context of terrorist Muslim Brotherhood elements trying to disrupt the electoral process and influence citizens into not going to the polls and participating in the presidential election", the agency said.

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She also questioned the state government's role in preventing one SP and one BSP MLA lodged in jail from casting their vote. She is disappointed and frustrated that she could not win the Rajya Sabha seat, Singh said.

According to Al-Ahram newspaper, authorities have been stepping up security nationwide ahead of the elections, where President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is facing the head of the Ghad Party Moussa Moustafa Moussa.

Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek ordered an "urgent and wide inquiry".

The militants of Ansar Beit al-Maddis have killed hundreds of soldiers, policemen and civilians, mainly in its North Sinai stronghold but also elsewhere in Egypt. In November, an attack on worshipers at a North Sinai mosque killed more than 300 people and almost a month later nine people were killed at the Mar Mina Church in Helwan, Cairo ahead of Coptic Christian celebrations in December.

On April 9, 2017 two separate bomb attacks targeted Coptic Christian churches in Alexandria and the city of Tanta in the Nile Delta, killing 44 people and wounding 100 others. Sine then Egypt has been under a state of emergency.

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