Egyptian State Prosecutor Injured in Cairo Bomb Attack

Egypt's state prosecutor has been injured in a bomb attack which targeted a convoy he was traveling in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

Hisham Barakat, the country's top prosecutor, is said to be in "good condition," according to Al Jazeera. His bodyguards were also wounded in the blast, which took place in Cairo's Heliopolis district.

According to Al Ahram, the attack took place outside Cairo's military college.

Pictures has already emerged showing the immediate aftermath of the attack:

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes as Egypt continues to grapple with an ongoing insurgency by Islamist terrorists.

Egyptian Islamists have little love for Barakat, who was appointed by the military government following Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi's ouster and who has since headed a campaign against the Brotherhood, which is accused of stoking violence and terrorism.

Among other things, Barakat froze the assets of 15 prominent Brotherhood officials, and ordered the arrest of the group's leader, Mohamed Badie, who is currently on death row with Morsi after being convicted on a range of terrorism and other security-related crimes.


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