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    Egypt Minister Escapes Attack

    A plainclothes policeman inspects the scene of an explosion near the house of Egypt's interior minister at Cairo's Nasr City district September 5, 2013. Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt unhurt on Thursday when a remote-controlled bomb blew up as his convoy drove through Cairo's Nasr City district, security officials said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh  (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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    Egyptian interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim narrowly escaped an assassination attempt Thursday when a car bomb exploded in front of his convoy as he was leaving his home, wounding a total of 22 people. Ibraham had received reports earlier this week that assassins planned to kill him, but no one has claimed the attack so far. Ibrahim has been at the center of managing the military's violent crackdown on supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. He warned after the bombing that a wave of terrorism by Morsi supporters was possible in the wake of the crackdown.

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