CAIRO: Preliminary investigations into the Tuesday bombing of two electric towers at the Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC) claim that Ajnad Misr is behind the explosion, as they were targeted with methods commonly used by the group, Youm7 reported.
Eight bombs were placed at each leg of the two towers, seven of them detonated remotely by mobile phones, taking down one of them and damaging the other. The consequent power cut took some Nile Sat channels off air for a few hours.
The bombs consisted of highly explosive materials used to break up solid rocks, the prosecution said.
A third electric tower at the industrial zone was bombed early Tuesday, also in October 6 City.
Dozens of electrical towers have been bombed since the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, inflicting losses of millions of EGP. Officials have stated that completely securing the estimated 167,000 towers across the country, mostly installed in the desert and in farms, is not possible.
Ajnad Misr has been designated as a terrorist organization in Egypt and the U.S., and has claimed responsibility for killing dozens in Giza, Cairo and other governorates. On April 1, it released a video titled “the roar of [explosive] devices,” documenting their attacks.