Egypt executes four Islamist extremists over 2015 bomb attack
[AlAhram] Egypt has executed four Islamist snuffies convicted of killing three military-academy students in a kaboom almost three years ago.
The four men were executed at the Borg al-Arab prison in Alexandria early on Tuesday.
The bombing took place in April 2015 outside a stadium in the Nile Delta city of Kafr El-Sheikh as the students were waiting for a bus to take them to the academy. Six people were also maimed in the attack.
In June, a military court in Alexandria upheld death sentences against seven defendants convicted of the killings. Three were sentenced in absentia and are still being sought by police.
Tuesday's executions bring the number of snuffies executed over the past week to 19.
The four were hanged for their role in a bombing in the Nile Delta town of Kafr al-Sheikh that took place during violence that followed the ouster of President Mohammed Mursi of the Moslem Brüderbund. Sisi, then the military chief, removed Mursi in mid-2013 after mass protests against Mursi's rule.
The four had been accused of having links with the Moslem Brüderbund movement of former president Mohammed Morsi whom the army toppled in 2013 following protests against his single year in office.
Posted by: trailing wife 2018-01-03