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Bomb 'targets' Egyptian Interior Minister

Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim has survived a car bomb attack that targeted his convoy in Cairo.

Hours after the blast, he appeared on state-run TV to denounce the attack as a "cowardly assassination bid".

Many guards were injured, he added, after a bomb "exploded at a distance" as his convoy was en route from his home in Nasr City to the ministry.

Nasr City is a stronghold of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood group, but there is no word on who was involved.

The BBC's Arab Affairs Editor Sebastian Usher said the attack marked a new phase of instability in Egypt.

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