Egypt's Ministry of Interior identified the terrorist as Abdul Rahman Khaled Mahmoud, aged 24 years old - Press Photo
CAIRO – 8 August 2019: Egypt’s ministry of interior has identified the terrorist who was involved in the National Cancer Institute explosion, killing nearly 22 civilian last Sunday night.
In a Thursday statement, The Ministry of Interior said that the terrorist name was Abdul Rahman Khaled Mahmoud, aged 24 years old. Mahmoud was a resident of Fayoum governorate and wanted for being involved in another terrorism cases since 2018.
The investigations also led the authorities to other terrorist elements affiliated with Hasm terrorist group, of which Mahmoud was a member of it.
The identified terrorist elements include: Husam Adel Ahmed Mohamed, Abul Rahman Gomaa, Ibrahim Khaled Mahmoud, Ahmed Mohamed Abdul Rahman,Mohamed Ayesh and Islam Mohamed.
Both of Ibrahim Khaled and Islam Mohamed were killed during an attempt to escape from the authorities while arresting them.
The investigations also led the police forces to two locations were Hasm terrorist hide in both of Fayoum and Cairo governorates.
During storming the first shelter of the terrorists In Fayoum, the criminals tried to target the police forces by explosive devices; however after exchanging fire with them, eight terrorist elements were announced killed.
The second shelter of terrorist was in Shorouk neighborhood northeast of Cairo. After storming the location by the security forces and exchanging fire with the criminals, seven terrorists were announced killed.
Number of guns and automatic rifles up to 10 were found in both shelters along with other explosives devices.
On Sunday, August 8, a wrong-way driving car crashed into three other vehicles, causing a huge explosion outside the Cairo-University affiliated National Cancer Institute in Giza. The number of victims rose to 22 people according to Health Ministry.
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior revealed on Monday that one of the cars involved in the tragic car accident, was carrying explosives.
The statement added that Hasm terrorist group affiliated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group is behind the incident, as they were preparing the car to take part in another terrorist attack later. The statement didn’t reveal further details regarding the terrorist attack Hasm was planning to do.
Hasm is an Islamist militant group operating in Egypt. In Arabic, the word “Hasm” means decisiveness. It also stands for Ḥarakat Sawa'd Miṣr (Arms of Egypt Movement). Hasm has been associated with nearly every terrorist attack in Egypt during the last year.
Hasm group is supposedly linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, a group which is deemed illegal in Egypt.