Egypt

Egypt Promises "Iron Hand" Crackdown on Terrorism

After failed assassination attempt on Interior Minister

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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.