Contractor holding 15 bombs arrested in Giza

Police arrested a man holding a handbag containing 15 improvised bombs in Giza on Friday .

"Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect's name is Shoaib Mohamed and that he is a contractor from South Sinai,” a security source said.

The official said a team of explosives specialists examined the bag's contents and found bombs made of tubes containing flammable materials, electrical wires and an adhesive substance.

The suspect said he found the handbag in the street and on opening it discovered a mobile phone number on a piece of paper. He called the number and the man who answered asked him to bring the bag to a place near Tora in the Helwan governorate.

The prosecutor ordered that Mohamed be detained for four days pending investigation.

According to a security official, Mohamed was arrested in a taxi when a police officer stopped the driver to examine his license and noted the suspect’s confusion. Mohamed then tried to escape when the officer asked to search his bag.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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