Egypt’s Ministry of Interior managed to identify the perpetrators of the explosion of National Cancer Institute in Cairo, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
“Following the examination and investigation procedures, as well as the collection and analysis of information by the National Security Sector, we managed to identification of the perpetrator of the accident,” the statement reads.
The statement added that the forensic bodies were able to identify the terrorists by matching the genetic fingerprint of the body parts collected from the scene with members of the terrorist family.
Fugitive terrorist Abdulrahman Khalied, nicknamed Moatasim, is the bomber of the explosion that took place in front of the Cancer Institute.
Moatasim is a member of Hasm terrorist group, the statement added.
The results of the examination also resulted in the identification of the elements of the cluster cell of the terrorist movement, and the Supreme State Security Prosecution was authorized to arrest those elements.
“Hossam Adel, nicknamed Moaz, (arrested) was one of the elements of monitoring and support of the terrorist movement Hasm.”
“The fugitive Abdelrahman Gomaa, was one of the elements of the implementation of the terrorist movement Hasm”.
The Interior Ministry explained in the statement that the elements that carried out the bombing had taken cranes in the cities of Fayoum and Al-Shourouk.
” After the attack on their hiding place, they exchanged fire with the forces.”
Eight member of Hasm group were killed in the exchange fire in Fayoum.
The police seized five automatic weapons, two cartridges, five explosive devices, in addition to a quantity of materials used in the manufacture of explosive devices, and a set of electrical circuits, the statement added.
The Ministry said seven members of Hasm were also killed in an exchange of fire with the police in Al-Shourok, Cairo. The police found four automatic weapons with them, a rifle cartridge and an explosive charge manufacturing plant.
Legal proceedings have been taken, and the Supreme State Security Prosecution (SSSP) initiates investigations.
Legal proceedings have been taken, and the SSSP initiates investigations.