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Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attends during a news conference after the closing session of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, south of Cairo, March 29, 2015. Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya and as regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran engage in sectarian proxy wars. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attends during a news conference after the closing session of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, south of Cairo, March 29, 2015. Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya and as regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran engage in sectarian proxy wars. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attends during a news conference after the closing session of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, in the South Sinai governorate, south of Cairo, March 29, 2015. Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya and as regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran engage in sectarian proxy wars. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Two bombs exploded in Cairo's residential Imbaba district on Saturday, causing no casualties, Egypt's state-run Al Ahram newspaper said on its website.

Ahram said the bombs exploded in front of the Ahmed Oraby school near the Imbaba police station.

It said bomb exports had cordoned off the area and were searching for anymore explosives in the area.

Most of the worst in a campaign of bomb attacks in Egypt have hit the Sinai peninsula, a remote but strategic region bordering Gaza, Israel and the Suez Canal. But smaller blasts have become increasingly common in Cairo and other cities.

Imbaba has been hit by similar incidents before. In February, a bomb exploded outside an Imbaba restaurant, killing one.

An Egyptian militant group allied with Islamic State claimed responsibility on Friday for attacks on military checkpoints which killed 15 soldiers and two civilians in the Sinai.

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