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Ministry of Interior catches ‘terrorist’ with alleged ties to Al-Qaeda affiliate

Ministry releases statement about capture of street vendor involved in Giza bombing


Egyptians gather next to a damaged car on January 24, 2014 following a fourth bomb explosion in a neighbourhood close to the Giza pyramids in the Egyptian capital Cairo. A suicide car bomber struck Cairo police headquarters, the first of four blasts in Egypt's capital that killed at least six people on the eve of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.   (AFP PHOTO / AHMED TARANH)
Egyptians gather next to a damaged car on January 24, 2014 following a bomb explosion in a neighbourhood close to the Giza pyramids . 
(AFP PHOTO / AHMED TARANH)

The Ministry of Interior released a statement Monday claiming the arrest of a “dangerous terrorist” involved in a Giza bombing that claimed the life of a civilian bystander.

Street vendor and suspect in the case Mohamed Ahmed Al-Taliawy, 35, has allegedly travelled to Syria and Libya to “engage in acts of terrorism and violence”, the statement said. A video of his alleged confession accompanied the post on the ministry’s official Facebook page.

Al-Taliawy is a prime suspect in the 24 January bombing of a Giza movie theatre, one of four bombs that rocked Cairo and Giza just a day before the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution.

Among the charges levied against Al-Taliawy is a connection to the founder of Egyptian Islamic Jihad Mohamed Al-Zawahiri, brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri. The post itself, however, offered no evidence of this connection.

Al-Taliawy is said to have had explosives and weapons in his possession when arrested. The post mentioned three machine guns with 35 rounds of ammunition as well as a Turkish-made 12 gauge shotgun.

Al-Taliawy allegedly fled his Giza home sometime after the bombing, but was tracked down in Menufiya by Homeland Security. The street vendor was captured during a dawn raid by security personnel backed by special forces soldiers.

The interior ministry also posted a video of Al-Taliawy’s alleged confession to their YouTube page.

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