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Egypt Interior Minister Unhurt in Bomb Blast

December 17, 1989| Reuters

CAIRO — Egyptian Interior Minister Zaki Badr survived an apparent attempt on his life Saturday when a truck carrying explosives blew up near his motorcade in central Cairo, sources said.

Badr, who has cracked down on Islamic militants under emergency laws enabling people to be detained without trial, was traveling on a route he uses every day, the sources said. The truck exploded about 30 yards from his vehicle Saturday morning. No one was hurt.

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