Recently-emerged militant group claims attack on Egyptian prosecutor



A recently-emerged militant group called the Hasm Movement claimed responsibility on Friday for an assassination attempt on a senior Egyptian prosecutor, saying it was in revenge for death sentences handed to thousands of convicts.
The organisation, which has claimed four other attacks since July, said it set off the car bomb that exploded near a vehicle carrying assistant prosecutor general Zakaria Abdel Aziz from his office to his home in Cairo on Thursday.
He and his entourage were not hurt but one passerby was wounded.
Hasm, the Arabic word for decisiveness, accused judges of sentencing... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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