Assailant killed by his own bomb in Menoufia
A small makeshift bomb exploded outside a Greek tax office

CAIRO: An assailant died Saturday while making an improvised explosive device that prematurely went off in his home in Menoufia, north of Cairo, Youm7 reported.

The body of Mohamed Abdel Atty, allegedly affiliated with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, was found ripped to pieces by the blast.

Two other men, also claimed to be members of the Brotherhood, were arrested for accompanying Abdel Atty at the time the bomb went off.

The village witnessed tight security measures following the bombing; forces combed the area to arrest any suspects found involved in the “terrorist” operation.

Following the explosion, residents of the village reportedly set alight eight houses and shops that belong to Brotherhood leaders.

Similar incidents of alleged assailants killed by their own bombs frequently took place over the past months, as part of violence hitting Egypt’s streets on an almost daily basis. The latest one was on June 30 when three men were killed in their own car bomb after their vehicle hit a street bump in the perimeter of a police station in 6th of October city.

In February, three assailants were killed after a bomb went off before one was able to throw it at a police vehicle.

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