Militant group identifies Cairo suicide bomber as ex-major
Published Sunday 27/10/2013 (updated) 28/10/2013 10:08
An Egyptian policeman stands guard near the scene of a bomb that
targeted the convoy of Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim
in Cairo on Sept. 5, 2013 (AFP/File Gianluigi Guercia)
CAIRO (AFP) -- A Wahhabi militant group has released a video of a suicide bombing in which an ex-major tried to kill Egypt's interior minister, and police said was expelled from the army for his extremism.
In the video posted on YouTube by the Sinai-based Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, Walid Badr can be seen explaining his motives before detonating a car bomb close to a convoy carrying Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim.
The al-Qaida-inspired group had previously claimed responsibility for the September 5 attack outside Ibrahim's home, which killed one person but did not harm the minister who was traveling in an armored car.