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Monday, 3 October 2016

Assassination attempt on assistant general prosecutor; new terror group claims responsibility

TERROR ATTACK IN NEW CAIRO: The terrorist group calling itself the Hasm Movement has claimed responsibility for an assassination attempt on assistant prosecutor general Zakaria Abdel Aziz on Thursday, Reuters reported. A car bomb exploded in New Cairo near a vehicle carrying Abdel Aziz, resulting in the injury of a bystander. The group has released a statement claiming that it was avenging thousands of allegedly innocent convicts who have been sentenced to death. The group has claimed responsibility for four other attacks since July, including an assassination attempt on former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, who was increasingly outspoken against Islamist groups.

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