A suspect accused of killing a low-ranking police officer in the Nozha neighborhood committed suicide on Thursday during a crackdown by police aiming to arrest him.
The police received information that the 25-year-old suspect Saeed al-Shahat was hiding in a flat in the Ezbet al-Nakhl area of the al-Marg neighborhood.
Shahat jumped from the rooftop wearing a belt packed with explosives. The explosion caused the separation of his head from his body before he hit the ground, according to initial investigations.
An officer was slightly injured and transferred to hospital.
A security cordon was imposed around the scene to prevent the passage of cars until criminal investigators end their work and the body is removed.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm