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Egypt: Homemade bomb hits el-Sissi rally, 4 hurt

Egypt: Homemade bomb hits el-Sissi rally, wounding 4, including 2 policemen

Egyptians walk past a portrait of Egyptian Presidential hopeful, retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, at a market in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, M...
FILE -- In this Wednesday, May 23, 2012 file photo, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center, observes the election process inside a polling station...
A woman receives power-saving light bulbs from a member of Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidential campaign in an initiative to distribute a limited numb...

Mideast Egypt Elections

Egyptians walk past a portrait of Egyptian Presidential hopeful, retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, at a market in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, M...

Mideast Egypt Election

FILE -- In this Wednesday, May 23, 2012 file photo, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center, observes the election process inside a polling station...

Mideast Egypt

A woman receives power-saving light bulbs from a member of Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's presidential campaign in an initiative to distribute a limited numb...

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's official news agency says a homemade bomb exploded at an election rally for presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wounding four people including two policemen.

El-Sissi, the front-runner in the May 26-27 vote, was not at the rally in the Cairo district of Ezbet el-Nakhl.

The late Saturday attack was the first to be reported on a campaign event for the retired field marshal who ousted Egypt's first freely elected president last July. El-Sissi has not appeared in any election rallies, apparently for security reasons, restricting his campaign to television appearances and interviews.

El-Sissi said in a recent TV interview that two assassination plots against him had been uncovered, but he gave no details.

His only rival in the vote is leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi.


Updated : 2020-11-30 06:09 GMT+08:00