Egyptian Minister Who Survived Assassination Attempt Warns of Wave of Terrorism

Mohamed Ibrahim oversaw crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters


(Reuters)—The Egyptian interior minister survived an assassination attempt unscathed on Thursday when a car bomb blew up his convoy and he said afterwards that a wave of terrorism by opponents of the military-installed government was just beginning.

The minister, Mohamed Ibrahim, had been involved in overseeing a violent crackdown on supporters of Mohamed Mursi, the elected Islamist president who was overthrown two months ago by the army following mass protests against his rule.

No organization immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, the biggest yet on the new government.