Egypt Mohamed Morsi trial judge escapes car bombing attack

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An Egyptian judge who is in one of the trials of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on Friday escaped death by a whisker. He was unharmed when a car bomb exploded in Cairo.

The attack came days after a roadside bombing targeting a police convoy in Cairo which killed a passerby. "The bomb had targeted judge, Ahmed Abul Fotuh as he was driving by," according to officials.

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Islamist militants have conducted an insurgency that has killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers since the military ousted Morsi in 2013. His overthrow caused a crackdown on Islamists that killed hundreds of protesters.