Egypt publishes sketch of bomber face

Published January 6th, 2011 - 03:05 GMT
The bomber face
The bomber face

Six days after the deadly terrorist bombing that took place in front of the "Saints Church" in Alexandria, the Egyptian Interior Ministry published a picture of an unidentified body which was found near the blast site. Ministry experts suspect that that picture is of the suicide bomber who carried out the attack, killing 23 people and wounding 97 others, including 8 Muslims.

Security sources have revealed earlier that the Egyptian authorities suspect that the suicide bomber was not an Egyptian but of East Asian origins. According to the sources, the body was found headless in the site of the attack and Egyptian experts believe the head belonged to the bomber.

The authorities hope that the publication of the picture would help to identify the bomber. The Egyptian investigating experts came to the conclusion that the age of the perpetrator was between 23 to 25 years, based on samples from the site of the explosion.

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