The security director of Alexandria survived an assassination attempt on Saturday, after a massive explosion targeted his convoy at Rushdy district in the center of Alexandria governorate on March 24, 2018 - Press photo
CAIRO - 24 March 2018: The security director of Alexandria survived an assassination attempt on Saturday, after a massive explosion targeted his convoy at Rushdy district in the center of Alexandria governorate.
Minutes after the attack, the security director Gen. Moustafa al-Nemr appeared on TV inspecting the explosion site, which resulted in the death of police sergeant Ali Galal and injury of four others, three of them are policemen, who had been admitted to the military hospital of Moustafa Pasha for medical treatment.
The explosion was caused by an explosive device weighs 8 kg includes high explosive material that were placed under a car parked in front of a hotel at the Roman Camp Street in east Alexandria. When the convoy of Nemr passed, the car was remotely detonated, according to a statement of interior ministry followed the explosion.
The explosion left damages in seven cars, hotel walls and 3 neighboring properties.
Egypt's Attorney General Nabil Sadek ordered Supreme National Security Prosecution and prosecutor office in Alexandria to investigate the accident.
The explosion that targeted Alexandria's Security Director as seen at site - Press photo
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