Cairo: An Egyptian security official says a girl has been killed and her mother wounded by the explosion of a homemade bomb on the outskirts of Cairo.
The official said assailants placed the explosive in a building under construction in 6 October district today.
The explosion wounded the girl`s mother, who is the wife of the building`s guard.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to brief reporters.
Egypt has seen a series of attacks mainly targeting security forces since the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last July.