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Car Bombs Come to Cairo

The car bomb targeting Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim on Sept. 5 was just one incident in a long chain of bomb threats facing the country.
Policemen investigate the site of a bomb attack and assassination attempt near the house of Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim in the Nasr City district of Cairo September 5, 2013. Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt unscathed on Thursday when a car bomb blew up his convoy and he said afterwards that a wave of terrorism by opponents of the military-installed government was just beginning. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX138EV

With the resurgence of terrorism in the streets, the phenomenon of bombs has been following Egyptians around recently. Rarely does a day go by without news reports about one or more bombs found planted in public places jammed with citizens and employees. Below bridges, in public squares, libraries or governmental hospitals, bombs are planted everywhere and it goes from threats to the actual blowing up of ministry buildings.

What is shocking and amusing at the same time is that most bombs that have been discovered are partially manufactured hand grenades. Thus, many questions are raised regarding the purpose behind planting them in such vital places, so long as the aim is not destruction and harming people.

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