Bombing kills two in Egypt's Alexandria, targets security chief

Mosa Mustafa Mosa

2018 Presidential candidate Moussa Mostafa Moussa

At least one person was killed in a bomb blast in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Saturday, according to the country's interior ministry.

Arabic media reports said the blast was apparently caused by a vehicle bomb. "On Saturday March 24 an explosive device planted underneath a vehicle the Alexandria security chief drove by", the interior ministry statement said.

The Rafah crossing has been crossed nearly entirely since the 2013 military coup in Egypt when military strongman Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi took control of the country and joined the Israeli-led siege on the Gaza Strip.

Egypt has been under a state of emergency since April 2017, when suicide bombings struck two Coptic Christian churches on Palm Sunday in an attack claimed by the local affiliate of the Islamic State group.

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