One killed in blasts in Egypt

Last Updated: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 14:50

Cairo: At least one person was killed and five others were injured Friday in explosions in Egypt, a media report said.

A suicide bomber attacked a security roadblock early Friday in El-Tour, 50 km away from the famous tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, in Egypt`s South Sinai, Xinhua reported citing the state-owned Al-Ahram Arabic website.

The bomber, wearing a belt of explosives, blew himself up at the checkpoint, killing a soldier, Al Ahram quoted security forces as saying.
Another bomb hit a bus in the same area in South Sinai, leaving at least four factory workers injured, said official news agency MENA.

Yet another bomb exploded at a traffic kiosk in the eastern Cairo district of Helipolis in Egypt, causing casualties.

Since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the army last July, a wave of explosions has hit security men and their premises in the restive Sinai peninsula. Lately, the blasts have occurred in the capital and the Nile Delta cities.

First Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 14:49

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