​Cairo bombing suspect arrested

March 11, 2014 - 1:09:23 am
CAIRO: Egyptian police said they arrested a man yesterday suspected of carrying out a deadly bomb attack in the capital Cairo, accusing him of having fought with jihadist groups in Syria.

Four blasts targeting the police hit Cairo on January 24, killing six people. An Al Qaeda-inspired militant group based in the Sinai, Ansar Beit Al Maqdis, claimed the attacks. 

Police arrested Mohammed Durri Ahmad Al Taliawi, a 35-year-old vendor, in an apartment in the Nile Delta province of Menufiya, an interior ministry statement said. Taliawi, who was found in possession of firearms, admitted to carrying out one of the bombings, the ministry said.

The statement also charged that he “took part in terrorist acts in Syria and Libya” and he was wanted on two charges, one involving members of Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood, and the other connected to Mohammed Al Zawahiri, brother of Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al Zawahiri.