Egypt’s state prosecutor dies following bomb attack

CAIRO – Egypt’s state prosecutor has died of wounds sustained in a bomb attack on his convoy in a Cairo suburb on Monday, Egypt’s official news agency reported.

The 65-year-old Hisham Barakat died in a Cairo hospital after undergoing a critical surgery, MENA said. He is the top Egyptian official to be assassinated since the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi two years ago. Hours earlier, a strong explosion had ripped through Barakat’s convoy in the busy upscale eastern suburb of Heliopolis as he was driving to his office in the downtown.



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