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Jihadists identify Cairo suicide bomber as ex-major

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Jihadists have released a video of a suicide bombing in which an ex-major tried to kill Egypt's interior minister, and police said was expelled from the army for his extremism.

In the video posted on YouTube by the Sinai-based Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, Walid Badr can be seen explaining his motives before detonating a car bomb close to a convoy carrying Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim.

The Al-Qaeda-inspired group had previously claimed responsibility for the September 5 attack outside Ibrahim's home, which killed one person but did not harm the minister who was travelling in an armoured car.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131027/jihadists-identify-cairo-suicide-bomber-ex-major