by Benson Agoha | Middle East
Hisham Barakat dies after suffering from "internal bleeding" following a bomb attack in Cairo's Heliopolis district.
|Killed: Hisham Barakat.|
(Credit: via Graphic Online)
What was initially reported as treatment from flying glass following a bomb attack has turned out to be death of Egypt's public prosecutor, Hisham Barakat. He was hurt in an apparent bomb attack on his car in Cairo, earlier today.
According to Graphic Online, the prosecutor was initially being treated for injuries from flying glass, a police official told AFP news agency. His two bodyguards were also injured in the attack, which targeted the vehicle in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis.
Later, Aljazeerah reported that the state prosecutor was killed after his motorcade was hit by a bomb blast in the capital Cairo.