Monday, June 29, 2015

Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s top prosecutor, assassinated in a car bomb attack

(Cairo) Egypt’s top prosecutor Hisham Barakat who led the wide scale prosecution against figures from the Brotherhood and other Islamists, including former President Mohammed Morsi, was murdered today when a car bomb was detonated as his convoy went past.

The attack took place around 10:00 a.m. when a car laden with large amount of explosives was detonated by a remote control as Barakat’s car and his entourage passed through the eastern Cairo district of Heliopolis. 65-year-old Barakat received multiple shrapnel wounds to the shoulder, chest and liver, according to a medical official at the nearby Nozha hospital. His two guards and five other people were also wounded by the explosion, officials said.

Hours after the attack, he was announced dead after undergoing a critical surgery.

The first assassination of a top official in the country in a quarter century, marking an apparent escalation by Islamic militants in their campaign of revenge attacks for a 2-year-old crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.

And to think that the liberals have all been telling me that the Muslim Brotherhood are a peaceful bunch of thugs...

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