Cairo Security Directorate building re-opened after restoration
View of restored building of Cairo Security Directorate after a car bomb attack on Jan. 24, 2014. The attack left four killed, and caused damages to adjacent Islamic Art Museum. The restored building will be inagurated Sunday, Feb.14, 2016. Photo by Amr Mostafa

CAIRO: The new building of the Cairo Security Directorate was inaugurated Sunday after it was restored from a bombing that hit the headquarters in 2014, Youm7 reported.

The inauguration was attended Sunday by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal and the Interior Ministry Magdy Abdel Ghaffar.

The building had been out of service for two years since a car bomb attack in January 24, 2014 that killed four and injured some 76 people.

The attack damaged not only the façade of the directorate, but also deeply affected an adjacent museum that contained historic Islamic art and heritage.

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.

The company announced it will finalize the restoration of another building of the Dakahlia Security Directorate, which was attacked in Dec. 24, 2013 within two months.

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