Cairo security chief sacked after terrorist attacksBy Bobricky 10:48 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 Comments
The Egyptian Interior Ministry sacked Cairo security chief
Osama Bedir on Thursday, state-run news agency MENA
â€œInterior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar ordered the removal
of Cairo police chief General Osama Bedair, and assigned
General Khalid Abdel Aal to replace him,â€ a statement
released by the interior ministry said, without giving the
reason for the decision.
The sacking of the security head of Cairo came days after a
series of terrorist attacks in North Sinai and other provinces,
On July 11, a car bomb exploded outside the Italian
consulate in downtown Cairo, killing a civilian and wounding
nine others. The jihadist Islamic State group later claimed
the bomb attack.
The incident came days after another car bomb attack in
Cairo, which killed the countryâ€™s top prosecutor Hisham
Clashes have been common between the army and
terrorists, especially in Egyptâ€™s Sinai peninsula.
In its annual report released in late May, Egyptâ€™s National
Council for Human Rights said since 2013, the violence has
resulted in the death of 2,600 people, including 700 police
and army men, 550 civilians and 1,250 of Morsiâ€™s Muslim
Brotherhood members and supporters.
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