Egypt’s public prosecutor, Mr Barakat, died of his wounds in hospital following a bomb attack on his car in Cairo, reports say.
The Egyptian state news agency Mena said that Mr Barakat had died after undergoing critical surgery. A medical official at the hospital told the Associated Press that Mr Barakat had received multiple shrapnel wounds to the shoulder, chest and liver.
Monday’s attack involved a car bomb or an explosive device placed under a parked car near Mr Barakat’s convoy, bomb squad chief Gen Mohamed Gamal told AFP.
At least three civilians were reported killed. The blast reported had been strong enough to shatter the windows of nearby homes.