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Egypt interior minister survives bomb, warns of 'terrorism'

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Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim survived a bomb attack Thursday, emerging unscathed to warn the country faced a "wave of terrorism" amid a sweeping police crackdown on Islamists. 

People gather at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim in Cairo, on September 5, 2013. Ibrahim has survived a bomb attack on his convoy, emerging unscathed to warn the country faced a "wave of terrorism" amid a sweeping police crackdown on Islamists.

Security officials said a car bomb struck the minister's convoy around 10:30 am (0830 GMT) near his home in the Nasr City area, in the first such attack in Cairo in years.

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