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  • Wednesday ,20 February 2019
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Darb Al-Ahmar suicide bomber was planning further attacks: Egypts interior ministry

By-Ahram

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Wednesday ,20 February 2019

Darb Al-Ahmar suicide bomber was planning further attacks: Egypts interior ministry

Egypt s interior ministry said on Tuesday that the suicide bomber who blew himself up behind Al-Azhar Mosque on Monday had been planning further attacks.

Upon searching the 37-year-old man s apartment in Cairo s Darb Al-Ahmar, police found a number of explosive devices and raw materials used in making explosives.
 
Police also found a time bomb in the apartment, prompting an evacuation of the building.
 
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Explosive materials found in a hideout at Cairo s Downtown Darb Al-Ahmar area (Photo: Courtesy of Egypt s interior ministry)
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Explosive materials found in a hideout at Cairo s Downtown Darb Al-Ahmar area (Photo: Courtesy of Egypt s interior ministry)
The suicide bomber blew himself up on Monday in Darb Al-Ahmar as police were attempting to arrest him, killing three policemen and injuring others.
 
The man, identified as El-Hassan Abdullah, was wanted in connection to a bombing last Friday in Giza and police were monitoring his movements, according to the ministry.