CAIRO, (PNA/Xinhua) — The hardline Islamic Jihadist group on Sunday claimed responsibility on its website for the recent bomb attack targeting Egypt’s interior minister.
“God allowed us, your brothers in Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (an Islamist movement) to destroy the security organization presided by the murderer Mohamed Ibrahim through a martyrdom operation,” the group added in its online statement.
Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim on Thursday survived an assassination attempt when a bomb exploded near his convoy, but one recruit was killed and 24 other people were injured.
The Jihadist group vowed further attacks aimed at killing the interior minister and Defense Minister Abdel Fattah Sisi.
The group called on all Muslims to stay away from all military and interior ministry institutions to preserve their lives.