On Saturday, March 24, in the second largest city of Egypt, Alexandria was a blast. A car bomb exploded in the district Rushdie, near the hotel «Tulip». As a result of explosion one person was killed, about ten bystanders were injured by shrapnel, according to AFP.
Authorities believe that we are talking about the attack. Presumably, the organizers hoped to blow up the motorcade of the head of the security Directorate of Alexandria. The officer was not injured.
Currently, the block is sealed by the security forces, carried out operational investigative activities.
While none of the existing terrorist groups has claimed responsibility for the attacks. Former Deputy interior Minister Rafik Habib said, «al-Jazeera», which, in his opinion, for explosions is one of the local extremist groups, whose goal is to intimidate the population ahead of the elections.
In the elections that will be held March 26-28, in addition to the current President of Egypt Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi will participate another candidate, a representative of the Pro-government party «al-the Reptile» Musa Mustafa Musa. He registered 15 minutes before the end of the allotted time.
The opposition said that the politician is a puppet of the current President, and his goal is to create the illusion of democratic elections in the conditions when the winner is known in advance.
January 23 was the arrest of a former chief of staff Sami Anan, declared that he intends to challenge al-Sisi. A few hours after his arrest, Egyptian media reported that another candidate, Khaled Ali, withdrew his candidacy.