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Bombing ahead of Egypt vote kills two policemen in Alexandria

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On Saturday two policemen were killed and five other people were wounded in Alexandria in a bomb attack that targeted the local security chief. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but the state news agency blamed on Muslim Brotherhood organization. Last month Daesh released a video warning Egyptians against voting and urging militants to attack security forces and leaders. The police Major General Mostafa al-Nemr was unharmed.

Egypt mosque attack death toll climbs above 300

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The balance of the victims of a bomb and an armed attack on a Sufi mosque in northern Sinai has risen to 305, with 27 children among the dead, the Egyptian state prosecutor said on Saturday. More 128 people were injured, according to a public prosecutor’s statement read on the Egyptian Nile TV TV channel. Between 25 and 30 armed men carried out the assault on the mosque at Bir al-Abed’s Rawdah Sufi, the statement said. The prosecutor has also provided more details on how the brutal attack took place. The attackers arrived in five SUVs and armed with automatic machine guns, according to the statement. They took their position in front of the mosque and its entrances. The assailants had long beards and hair, they were wearing military suits and armed with heavy machine guns, according to the statement. At least one of those who entered the mosque carried an ISIS flag, he said.

 

The bomb attack on the court buildings in Misrata have killed four people

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A major attack on the court buildings in Misrata this morning is reported to have killed four people and seriously injured 15.At least a further 25 are said to have been wounded in what appears to have been a coordinated assault for which the so-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility. The court was in session when it was attacked around 11.30 am by three men who started shooting.It was initially suggested that the assault may have been an attempt to free IS members who were on trial.However, the mayor of Misrata, Mohamed Eshtewi, has said that no IS trial was taking place.The shootout lasted for over half an hour during which the judicial police and support units that arrived to help them managed to kill one of the attackers. Reports of a car bomb outside the court were not true. Defence ministry and formerly Bunyan Marsous spokesman Mohamed al-Ghasri has said that the attack targeted the head of the court, Assadik Badi, saying it was in revenge for statements he had made about IS.

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