Egypt Promises "Iron Hand" Crackdown on Terrorism

After failed assassination attempt on Interior Minister


Egypt's cabinet vowed on Thursday to strike terrorism with "an iron hand," hours after Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt in a bomb explosion in eastern Cairo.

"The cabinet will hit those who playing with the nation's security with an iron hand until security returns across the country," the cabinet said in a statement, condemning the assault on the interior minister's convoy.