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.
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.