Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has survived a roadside bomb attack in Cairo’s Nasr City district, a stronghold of the Muslim Brotherhood, where he lives.
Security officials said two people were killed and at least 10 wounded.
Earlier this week Ibrahim said he had been informed that there was a plot to kill him, and that “foreign elements” were involved. He had been supplied with an armoured vehicle as a precaution.
“Thank God, this was a despicable attack. The investigative services say that this was a massive device that was set off from some distance away,” he said.
Ibrahim commands the police force and as such is a likely target for those who condemn their behaviour and the killing of hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters following the army-backed ousting of former President Mohammed Morsi.