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Egypt’s top prosecutor killed in a blast

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Cairo: Egypt’s top prosecutor was assassinated on Monday morning in a blast near his house in Cairo.

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The blast targeted the convoy of the top prosecutor, General Hisham Barakat who died on the spot.

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The blast also damaged several other cars in the eastern neighbourhood of Heliopolis. He was the senior most state official to be targeted since the toppling of Islamist President Mohamed Morsy two years ago.

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The people behind the blast have not yet been identified. Security sources stated that a bomb in a parked car remotely detonated as the convoy of the prosecutor left home.

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The blast clearly states the risk of the threats of militant Islamic groups who are targeting the Egyptian State leadership, according to reports.

State media confirmed the death of the 64 year-old General Hisham Barkat and said that he will receive a military funeral.

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New Artifacts Found in Cairo, Egypt: Archaeologists

Egypt frequently announces archaeological discoveries

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This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows part of a stone slab that was discovered at a dig in eastern Cairo's Matariya neighborhood, Egypt. The Antiquities Ministry said on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, that archeologists working at the dig have found several fragments of stone slabs with inscriptions dating back up to 4,000 years. Some of the fragments date back to the 12th and the 20th Dynasties and the Third Intermediate Period while others are more recent. VOA

Egypt says archeologists working at a dig in Cairo have found several fragments of stone slabs with inscriptions dating back up to 4,000 years.

The Antiquities Ministry said on Tuesday that the artifacts were the latest finds in eastern Cairo’s Matariya neighborhood.

Some of the fragments date back to the 12th and the 20th Dynasties and the Third Intermediate Period while others are more recent.

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A statue workers say depicts Pharaoh Ramses II who ruled Egypt over 3,000 years ago was unearthed on Thursday in the Matariya area in Cairo, Egypt, March 9, 2017. (VOA)

Egyptologist Dietrich Raue, the head of the mission, says one inscription points to Atum, an important and frequently mentioned god, as being responsible for the flooding of the Nile River in the Late Period, from 664-332 B.C.

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Egypt frequently announces archaeological discoveries, hoping this will spur interest in its ancient treasures and revive tourism, which was hit hard by political turmoil following the 2011 uprising. (VOA)