Iranian Arrested In Connection With Deadly Blast in Egypt
The regime in Iran continues to spread its tentacles.
Last month there were protests in Tehran against the Mubarak government for not supporting Hamas in its war against Israel.
The Iranian regime was outraged.
Demonstrators carry pictures of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak as they shout slogans in front of The Interests Section of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Tehran December 8, 2008. Demonstrators were protesting Egypt’s ties with Israel. (REUTERS/Stringer)
Now it looks like an Iranian may be behind the bombing in Cairo on Sunday.
Egyptian police have arrested an Iranian man in connection with the deadly bomb blast that struck a crowded bazaar in Cairo at the weekend. A 17 year-old French teenage girl was killed and 20 others were injured in the bombing that targeted the Khan al-Khalili market on Sunday.
Police interrogated the young Iranian who was detained outside the square in front of the al-Hussein mosque, next to the market where the attack took place, said Egyptian daily al-Mesriyoun.
Three suspects were reportedly arrested after the attack and at least 15 witnesses were detained and interrogated by police. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Shopkeepers also told police before the blast, they saw a suspicious young man, between 23 and 27 years old with brown hair sitting at a bar in the square.
However, the pro-government daily, Al-Ahram quoted Egyptian police who said the attack was carried out by a small group of Islamic extremists composed of three or four people.
The attack was the first targeting tourists in Egypt for three years.