Cairo: At least six people, including two policemen, were killed and 26 others injured today in an explosion that took place when a police team raided a militant hideout in the Egyptian capital near the pyramids.
The blast took place in Cairo's Al-Haram district ahead of Monday's anniversary of the 2011 revolution that ousted former strongman Hosni Mubarak.
Six people were killed when a blast took place after a team of security personnel attacked a militant hideout in Giza area here. The area was cordoned off by the security forces after the explosion.
Earlier today, at least five Egyptian policemen were killed when militants stormed a police checkpoint in the country's restive North Sinai and opened fire on them.
The country has witnessed several violent militant attacks since the January 2011 revolution which toppled Mubarak, killing over 700 policemen and injuring over 18,000.
The attacks targeting police and military further increased after the ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohammed Morsi in 2013 following massive protests.