Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat was injured in an explosion that targeted his security convoy Monday morning in the Heliopolis district of Cairo, according to state-run newspaper Al-Ahram.
The attack was claimed by the ‘Giza Popular Resistance’ militant group on their Facebook page.
A Heliopolis resident told Daily News Egypt they heard the explosion early Monday, and stepped onto their balcony to see a damaged motorcycle.
The witness also said there was a vehicle affected by an explosion, which according to the testimony, was Barakat’s security vehicle. The witness added that surrounding vehicles were in flames.
Health Ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar told Daily News Egypt that Barakat is being treated in Nozha Hospital. He added that there are three other injured persons being treated at Heliopolis Hospital, and that their condition is stable.
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