CAIRO: A senior judge has survived an assassination attempt Sunday after an improvised explosive device exploded under his private car, Youm7 reported.
The explosion has badly damaged the private car of head of Khanka Court judge Mohamed Abullah, no injuries or deaths have been reported. The car exploded in front of the judge’s apartment in Egypt’s Delta governorate of Sharqia.
On June 29, Egypt’s Attorney-General Hisham Barakat died after a fatal car bomb attack that targeted his convoy in Cairo.
According to medical sources, Barakat died of fatal injuries to his lungs and abdomen.
In a similar incident, three judges were shot dead by unknown assailants in North Sinai’s city of Arish, hours after former President Mohamed Morsi was sentenced to death for jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.
The judges were heading to North Sinai court when gunmen attacked their car killing the judges and the driver and injuring another prosecutor.
The shootings came days after another judge was the victim of an assassination attempt.