• Car bomb explodes near Egypt prosecutor

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    CAIRO: 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.

    AFP

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