CAIRO: A security member at the High Dam Authority in Aswan was badly injured Monday evening after a bomb he was carrying prematurely exploded outside a court in Qena, Upper Egypt, according to Youm7.
The injuries inflicted on Mohamed, 37, include severe lacerations and multiple fractures in the right hand, and wounds to the right knee, the abdomen, and the left hand. He is being treated at Qena public hospital.
The explosive device detonated inside Mohamed’s leather bag. Muslim Brotherhood publications were found in the vicinity of the explosion, bearing titles such as “breaking the psychological barrier between the Brotherhood and the society,” “the coup and how to counter it,” “spreading hate and inciting civil war,” and “breaking the psychological barrier by the failure of the coup’s plan,” according to a police report of the incident.
In Mohamed’s home, the police found another explosive device filled with gunpowder and a timer that was yet to be connected to the bomb, the police report continued.
Mohamed was previously released twice on bail and place of residence. His charges included belonging to a “terrorist group.”
One of the documents seized at Mohamed’s home listed, among other things, “the reasons for the coup,” and “the solution:
to know the truth, that our country is Islamic and civilian, not secular and military
to restore all what we chose, the president, the constitution, and the Shura Council
to build our country ourselves, and our military protects it from our enemies
to not be silenced over stealing our freedom or voice, peacefully and without violence
that you participate with us. All of Egypt is against the coup.”
Ministry of Interior spokesperson Hany Abdel Latif recently stated the Brotherhood creates “terrorist cells” to claim responsibility for attacks, repelling accusations of “terrorism” against the Brotherhood itself.
Incidents of death while perpetrating attacks
Two men, 20 and 24, were killed and a 19-year-old was injured Tuesday evening while allegedly planting a bomb in a town council in the Delta governorate of Sharqia.
Some explosions, including the bombing of the High Court in Cairo, have taken place after a bomb is planted in the evening, and detonating it in the morning.
On March 10, two men were killed in Fayoum south west of Cairo, after an explosive device in their possession detonated while they were riding a motorcycle. The incident took place near a police station, according to Youm7.
In February, a 28-year-old man was killed while manufacturing a bomb inside his computer company in Aswan. In the same month, a law student, 21, burned to death while allegedly torching a branch of a mobile phone operator in Giza.
In January, two men were killed in Beheira in Egypt’s Delta as they were planting a bomb at an electric tower. A few days earlier in January, a man was injured while manufacturing an explosive device in Hurghada in the Red Sea governorate.
Two men were killed in May 2014 after a bomb they were planting exploded in Cairo’s el-Tebeen district.