CAIRO: The Jihadist group Ajnad Misr (the soldiers of Egypt) claimed on Wednesday its responsibility for the explosion targeted a police officer in front of his house Wednesday morning.
A bomb was planted in the police officer’s truck Wednesday morning, and went off in front of his house in October 6 City while he was en-route to work. The blast led to the death of the officer and the injury of a police conscript who is in critical condition, according to medical reports.
The group said, in a statement published on its Facebook page, that they planted the bomb into the car despite the security measures, accusing the deceased officer of killing, detaining and torturing youth.
It added that despite the security measures they monitored his movements and targeted him succesfully.
The officer was riding a small truck with no signs that it belongs to the police or a security apparatus, as precaution in light of the mounting attacks against police officers.
The group published three photos of the officer while he was coming out of his home to get into the truck before his death.
Following the dispersal of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square sit-ins in August 2013, attacks on security and police forces have been frequent. Several different groups have claimed responsibility for the attacks on security and police forces over the past several months.
On April 18, an explosion in Mohandessin’s Lebanon Square targeted police and killed one officer, and on April 16 a police officer was injured in an explosion in Arish.