CAIRO: One of four killed at an explosives warehouse in Beni Suef was a bomb squad expert, the governorate’s criminal investigations department revealed Tuesday.
Expert Reda Abdessalam, 41, allegedly assisted the Muslim Brotherhood to manufacture bombs, the police say. His body, along with three others, was found April 24 in a warehouse of two rooms in a farm in the Upper Egyptian governorate after explosives detonated while they were inside, Youm7 reported.
Civil engineer Hossam Marzouq, 26, was one of those killed. He was the son of Badr Marzouq, an at-large treasurer of the Brotherhood’s dissolved Freedom and Justice Party.
Two bodies were intact, one had an arm amputated and another had two legs cut off. A 25-year-old pharmacist was injured in the explosion, which shattered the warehouse completely. He suffers first degree burns and will be interrogated by the prosecution.
The farm is owned by the Nile Association for Land Reclamation and has 500 beneficiaries, one of whom was Mohsen Ateya, 35, who died in the incident. The fourth body belonged to Hanafy Abdel Azim, 45, a holder of a bachelor of science.
Although dozens of military and police officers and civilians, aside from the insurgency in North Sinai, have been killed by explosive devices detonating remotely, perpetrators have occasionally fallen victims to their own bombings.
Also on April 24, a 38-year-old man was killed after a bomb he carried detonated while he was riding his motorbike in Zeitoun, Cairo. On March 10, two men on a motorbike were killed by a bomb in their possession in Fayoum governorate.
Inside a small, one-floor building, also made of limestone, in a Delta village in Sharqia, three men were killed April 1 after a bomb detonated while they allegedly were manufacturing explosives.