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Security official: Egypt's state prosecutor comes under bomb attack in eastern Cairo suburb

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, April 8, 2014 file photo, Egyptian prosecutor general, Hisham Barakat, center, tours the area were fighting took place on Friday, April 4, between a Nubian family and members of the Arab Haleyla clan, in the southern city of Aswan, Egypt. A security official says a bomb attack has targeted Egypt's prosecutor general in an eastern Cairo suburb but that he survived the assassination attempt. The official says the attack on Monday, June 29, 2015 that targeted Hisham Barakat's convoy as it was driving through Heliopolis district, heading to downtown. (AP Photo/Sabry Khaled, El Shorouk Newspaper) EGYPT OUT

    FILE - In this Tuesday, April 8, 2014 file photo, Egyptian prosecutor general, Hisham Barakat, center, tours the area were fighting took place on Friday, April 4, between a Nubian family and members of the Arab Haleyla clan, in the southern city of Aswan, Egypt. A security official says a bomb attack has targeted Egypt's prosecutor general in an eastern Cairo suburb but that he survived the assassination attempt. The official says the attack on Monday, June 29, 2015 that targeted Hisham Barakat's convoy as it was driving through Heliopolis district, heading to downtown. (AP Photo/Sabry Khaled, El Shorouk Newspaper) EGYPT OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Emergency personnel inspect damage after a bomb attack has targeted Egypt's prosecutor general in the Heliopolis district of Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 29, 2015. The official says Monday's attack targeted Hisham Barakat's convoy. The prosecutor's two security guards and a civilian were wounded. The official says it's not yet clear if Barakat was hurt or not. (AP Photo/Ahmed Hatem)

    Emergency personnel inspect damage after a bomb attack has targeted Egypt's prosecutor general in the Heliopolis district of Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 29, 2015. The official says Monday's attack targeted Hisham Barakat's convoy. The prosecutor's two security guards and a civilian were wounded. The official says it's not yet clear if Barakat was hurt or not. (AP Photo/Ahmed Hatem)  (The Associated Press)

  • Security forces inspect damages after a bomb attack has targeted Egypt's prosecutor general in the Heliopolis district of Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 29, 2015. The official says Monday's attack targeted Hisham Barakat's convoy. The prosecutor's two security guards and a civilian were wounded. The official says it's not yet clear if Barakat was hurt or not. (AP Photo/Ahmed Hatem)

    Security forces inspect damages after a bomb attack has targeted Egypt's prosecutor general in the Heliopolis district of Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 29, 2015. The official says Monday's attack targeted Hisham Barakat's convoy. The prosecutor's two security guards and a civilian were wounded. The official says it's not yet clear if Barakat was hurt or not. (AP Photo/Ahmed Hatem)  (The Associated Press)

A security official says a bomb attack has targeted Egypt's prosecutor general in an eastern Cairo suburb but that he survived what the apparent assassination attempt.

The official says Monday's attack targeted Hisham Barakat's convoy as it was driving through Heliopolis district, heading to downtown.

The prosecutor's two security guards and a civilian were wounded. The official says it's not clear if Barakat was hurt or not. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the first major assassination attempt on a high government official since the 2013 attack on the then-interior minister. That attack came in the aftermath of the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.