Sat, 24 Mar 2018 - 06:11 GMT
FILE: Alexandria governor Mohamed Soltan
CAIRO – 24 March 2018: Alexandria governor Mohamed Soltan condemned the bomb explosion that killed two policemen and injured six others in central Alexandria on Saturday.
The governor told Egypt Today in an interview that the state will pin down whoever is behind this incident. He pointed out that investigation authorities are collaborating to speed up identifying the perpetrators and punish them.
State TV reported that the improvised explosive device (IED) targeted Alexandria’s security chief, police Major General Mostafa al-Nemr. The explosion took place two days ahead of Egypt’s 2018 presidential election.
“We will not relent in protecting citizens,” Soltan said. “I am positive that Egyptians do not fear such terror operations, as they will not weaken their determination to vote in the election.”
The minister further stressed that Egypt’s authorities will severely deter whoever tries to threaten the state security and stability.
“We are operating normally and have taken a series of procedures to secure vital and government establishments in Alexandria,” Soltan added. “The occurrence of such acts does not necessarily mean a security breach or any kind of dereliction, however, our proactive strikes made these terrorists so desperate that they started terrorizing civilians.”