February 27, 1993 |
A bomb planted in a packed coffee shop in the heart of Cairo exploded, killing a Swede and a Turk and injuring 18 other people, police said. Doctors at Kasr Aini Hospital identified the wounded as two Americans, two Somalis, a Canadian, a Frenchman and 12 Egyptians. The cause of the explosion that ripped through the coffee shop, often frequented by foreigners, was not immediately known. Security sources said Muslim extremists were suspected.
December 22, 1987
Six people were killed and more than 1,000 required treatment when smoke bombs exploded in a military chemicals depot in Alexandria, Egypt, sparking a fire that spewed a cloud of black vapor across a densely populated area, officials said. Thousands of people fled their homes or were evacuated as the fire raged until nightfall in Egypt's second-largest city. Police sealed off the area after evacuating schools, homes and factories.
November 26, 1993 |
Islamic militants escalated their campaign of terror in Egypt on Thursday, exploding a powerful car bomb that narrowly missed Prime Minister Atef Sedki and blasted a nearby school, killing a young girl and injuring at least nine others. Sedki, whose armored car escaped the explosion by only seconds, was the third senior Egyptian official targeted in recent months in a wave of fundamentalist attacks.
June 20, 1993 |
The death toll from a terrorist bombing in a crowded suburban square rose to seven Saturday. Among those killed by the nail-packed bomb late Friday were a 13-year-old boy and an elderly woman. Eighteen people were reported wounded. No one claimed responsibility for the bombing, the third to cause death and injury in Cairo in a month. Police have blamed the blasts on Muslim radicals.
May 22, 1993 |
A car bomb sprayed glass and nail-size shards over a downtown district Friday, killing four people and injuring 16 in an attack suspected to be the work of Islamic extremists. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, but it was almost certainly carried out by extremists seeking to replace Egypt's secular government with an Iranian-style theocracy. Militants have targeted police officers, Coptic Christians and foreign tourists.
December 17, 1989 |
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.