In Pics: Cairo security building restored after 2014 bombing
View of restored building of Cairo Security Directorate after 2014 car bomb attack. Photo by Amr Mostafa
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CAIRO: The restored facade of the Cairo Security Directorate will be inaugurated Sunday after being out of service for two years since a car bomb attack in January 2014, Youm7 reported Friday.

View of restored building of Cairo Security Directorate after 2014 car bomb attack. Photo by Amr Mostafa

View of restored building of Cairo Security Directorate after 2014 car bomb attack. Photo by Amr Mostafa

 

View of restored building of Cairo Security Directorate after 2014 car bomb attack. Photo by Amr Mostafa

View of restored building of Cairo Security Directorate after 2014 car bomb attack. Photo by Amr Mostafa

 

The attack damaged the headquarters and left some four deaths and dozens injured, besides, it was then announced that an adjacent Museum of Islamic Art that includes historical antiquities was deeply affected.

Explosion outside Cairo Security Directorate in Jan. 24, 2014 - YOUM7

Explosion outside Cairo Security Directorate in Jan. 24, 2014 – YOUM7

 

Ambulance team extracts dead bodies from rubble after Cairo Directorate’s blast - YOUM7/Kareem Abdulkareem

Ambulance team extracts dead bodies from rubble after Cairo Directorate’s blast – YOUM7/Kareem Abdulkareem

 

Damages appear on facade of the Museum Of Islamic Art After a car bomb attack that hit the headquarters of the Cairo Security Directorate on Jan. 24, 2014. Photo by Mostafa el-Sayed/Youm7

Damages appear on facade of the Museum Of Islamic Art After a car bomb attack that hit the headquarters of the Cairo Security Directorate on Jan. 24, 2014. Photo by Mostafa el-Sayed/Youm7

Sinai Province militant group, formerly (Ansar Bayt el-Maqdis,) claimed responsibility of the attack at that time.

The state-run Arab Contractors Company was assigned to carry out the restoration work of the attacked building, which cost around 90 million EGP ($11 million,) according to Mohsen Salah, head of the company, in statements to Youm7.

Salah said that the mission involved a total of 400 engineers, technicians and workers who worked 24/7 during 20 months of continuous work.

The building consists of seven floors, and includes 357 rooms, he added.

The company was also assigned to restore the building of the Dakahlia Security Directorate, which was attacked in Dec. 24, 2013, leaving around 14 police personnel killed. Salah stated that work at Dakahlia building will end within two months.

The Dakahlia directorate attack, although claimed by Sinai-based militant group, had negative impacts on the Muslim Brotherhood group, which was officially designated as a terrorist organization the next day following the attack. Since then, the government has highly cracked down on the group, its leaders and supporters, who are now either in jail or abroad.

Since the 2013 ouster of the President Mohamed Morsi, series of attacks have targeted police and army utilities and personnel, leaving hundreds killed.

Additional reporting by Ahmed Hassan

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