Egypt arrests 4 over Alexandria bombing

Adham Youssef
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Police forces arrested four suspects Monday over bomb blasts in a train station in Alexandria, the Ministry of Interior announced. The suspects are allegedly members of the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

The explosion took place on Thursday 3 July between two of the cars of a train heading to Sidi Gaber neighbourhood, reported state-owned Al-Ahram. A statement issued by the National Railway Authority indicated seven were injured including a child.

The interior ministry announced in its Monday statement that the arrested suspects were “young members of the Muslim Brotherhood who were trained by high profile leaders to attack police facilities and public transportations”.

The country witnessed a series of bombings on 3 July during the first anniversary of toppling Islamist former president Mohamed Morsi. A bomb exploded in the village of Kerdasa, west of Cairo, killing one and injuring another, while three separate explosions in Abbaseya and Imbaba killed one other.

Last month, a series of bomb blasts took place outside the presidential palace in Heliopolis and in a number of Cairo’s underground metro stations. In a statement released on Friday, the ministry blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for aiming at “creating a state of chaos”.

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