Thursday 18 December 2014

Bomb blast in Cairo kills police officer

Published 18/04/2014 | 21:52

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, carrying a flag with Mursi's image, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry, while gesturing with four fingers, during a protest in front of riot policemen outside the police academy, where Mursi's trial will take place, on the outskirts of Cairo, November 4, 2013. Mursi arrived at a Cairo police academy on Monday to face trial in what opponents of the army-backed government say is part of a campaign to crush his Muslim Brotherhood and revive a police state. The
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, carrying a flag with Mursi's image, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry

A bomb exploded in a Cairo square late on Friday, killing one police officer and wounding another, the Egyptian state newspaper Al Ahram reported on its website.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Since the army toppled Egypt's first freely-elected president, Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, in July, Islamist militants have stepped up attacks on members of the security forces, killing hundreds.

On Tuesday, two bomb attacks wounded three policemen in central Cairo.

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