Egypt’s interior minister survived an assassination attempt Thursday when his convoy was targeted by a bombing in Cairo’s Nasr City district. The area was the scene of a crackdown last month on Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
Sept. 5, 2013 Police investigate the site of a bomb attack and assassination attempt near the house of Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim in the Nasr City district of Cairo. Ibrahim was unhurt in the blast, which damaged his armored vehicle and caused a number of injuries, according to the state-run news media. There were conflicting accounts about the nature of the bomb and the casualty toll. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters Buy Photo