Egypt's Ajnad Misr claims responsibility for palace bombing
An Egyptian police officer looks over the damage caused by Monday's bomb attacks (Mohamed Al Shahed/AFP)
An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility Tuesday for Monday's bombings at the Ittihadiya palace, according to the Associated Press.
Ajnad Misr, the Soldiers of Egypt, released a statement saying that it was responsible for Monday's bombings to "show that the less important government headquarters and personnel are much easier to reach [than imagined]."
The group detonated multiple bombs at the palace using devices that supposedly cannot be detected by ordinary equipment, according to the AP report.
Egyptian President Abdel Al Fattah Al Sisi met with security chiefs following the bombings to develop a new "comprehensive strategy" to "meet security challenges."
Ajnad Misr last claimed an attack in late April, when the group detonated a car bomb to kill Brig. Gen. Ahmed Zaki, the commander of Egypt's riot police.
Monday's attack arrives just days ahead of the first anniversary of former president Mohammed Morsi's ouster in July last year. Cairo has already made several prominent arrests of pro-Morsi activists ahead of the anniversary in its attempt to contain any and all form of protest on Thursday this week.
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