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Egypt: Top prosecutor Hisham Barakat killed in Cairo explosion

  • Top Egyptian prosecutor Hisham Barakat has been killed in an explosion near his home in capital Cairo.

    The blast, which hit his convoy in the city’s Heliopolis neighborhood, destroyed several vehicles. At least six people were injured, reports said.

    Authorities said that they had not yet ascertained the cause of the blast.

    Hundreds of security personnel have been killed in attacks in Egypt since former president Mohamed Morsy was removed from office in 2013.

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