Egyptian militant group behind Cairo bridge bombing names new leader after previous was killed

April 10, 2015 8:37 AM

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CAIRO – An Egyptian militant group that was behind a Cairo bridge bombing this week has appointed a new leader after his predecessor was killed in a shootout with police.

The group known as Ajnad Misr, or "Egypt's Soldiers," said on its Twitter account late Thursday that Izzeddin al-Masri has succeeded Hammam Mohamed Attia.

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