Bomb attack in Cairo wounds 2 police, civilian: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:32

Cairo: Two Egyptian policemen and a civilian were wounded in a bomb attack targeting a security checkpoint in central Cairo Tuesday, officials and a medic said.

The device, which was placed between two cars near the checkpoint at Al-Galaa Square in Dokki neighbourhood, exploded at about 7:15 am local time, a security official said.
Previously, security officials said that assailants threw a homemade bomb at the checkpoint.

Egypt has been rocked by a series of bombings and shootings carried out by militants since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.

The military-installed authorities say militants have killed about 500 people since the overthrow of Morsi.

Most militant attacks have been in the restive Sinai Peninsula, but in recent months brazen attacks have also been launched farther afield in the Nile Delta and in the capital Cairo.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:32
TAGS:

More from zeenews

 
comments powered by Disqus
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 122 122 76
SHS 63 63 19
INC 42 42 -40
NCP 41 41 -21
MNS 1 1 -12
OTH 19 19 -22
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results Interactive Map
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 47 47 43
INLD 19 19 -12
INC 15 15 -25
HJCBL 2 2 -4
OTH 7 7 -2
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results Interactive Map