A bomb went off in Cairo and killed a police officer as well as wounded two civilians in an elite part of the city. Interestingly enough, this part of Egypt’s capital happens to be one of the more secure areas in the city. This has worried both the government and the public that this bomb was actually set off by militant means, possibly from their own military. The location of the bombing is specifically on the island district of Zamalek, which is an enclave of embassies, the Egyptian elites, and many foreign residents. It may be of little surprise that a terrorist would attempt to strike at this location to put a dent in the political system of Egypt, but if part of Egypt’s military is to blame, other countries will be more cautious in aiding a potentially corrupt military or government.
The explosion happened near midmorning in one of the more heavily trafficked areas of the city. A millitant Islamist group named Ajnad Misr has claimed responsibility for the bombing in a twitter message. More interestingly, the name Ajnad Misr means Soldiers of Egypt.
This has been a huge trial for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, due to the many fronts that he has had to battle with different militant groups both within and without Egypt. He also realizes the growing number of militant groups that, though are typically amateurs, have been found creating what chaos they can.
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