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29.09.2016 Egypt

Car bomb explodes near Egypt prosecutor

By AFP
Former prosecutor general Hisham Barakat was killed in a June 2015 car bombing in Cairo, amid wave of Islamist violence in the capital.  By Mohamed El-Shahed (AFP/File)
LISTEN SEP 29, 2016
Former prosecutor general Hisham Barakat was killed in a June 2015 car bombing in Cairo, amid wave of Islamist violence in the capital. By Mohamed El-Shahed (AFP/File)

Cairo (AFP) - A car bomb exploded in a Cairo suburb after Egypt's deputy prosecutor general drove by late Thursday, wounding a passerby, the interior ministry said.

"A bomb in a car parked on the side of the road exploded after deputy prosecutor general Zakareya Abdel Aziz drove past" in an upmarket district of eastern Cairo, it said in a statement.

It said Abdel Aziz and his bodyguards were unharmed but "a civilian was wounded".

Amid a wave of Islamist violence, prosecutor general Hisham Barakat was killed in a June 2015 car bombing in the Egyptian capital.

Hundreds of soldiers and policemen have also died in jihadist attacks since the military overthrew Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

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