The Hasm movement, a new group with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, took responsibility for an IED that killed an Egyptian policeman and injured others in Cairo on June 18. Attacks like these have been motivated by political disagreements and have yet to target Christians, unlike ISIS’ attacks. Increased chaos, however, reinforces an unstable environment that can prove devastating to Christians in Egypt.
06/19/2017 Egypt (Reuters) – An Egyptian policeman was killed and four wounded by a roadside explosive near the Cairo suburb of Maadi on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
“At around 12:45 am on June 18 as a vehicle belonging to the Central Security Forces transported a group of officers and conscripts an improvised explosive device planted on the roadside went off,” the ministry said.
This led to the martyrdom of First Lieutenant Ali Abdelkhaliq and the inuury of four others, an officer and three conscripts, whoh have been taken to hospital for treatment.”
A recently emerging Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published on its Telegram messaging account late on Sunday.