Terror in Egypt: Three police officers killed and 17 people injured

Terror in Egypt: Three police officers killed and 17 people injured

A bomb attack has killed six people including three police officers and injured at least 15 others near a road leading to the Egyptian pyramids in Cairo. The bomb exploded as a team of officers raided an apartment where militants were preparing explosives in the suburb of Giza, police said.

‘Six people have been killed in the blast, including three policemen,’ an officer said. ‘The others include a civilian and two unidentified men.’ The explosion on Thursday came ahead of Monday’s anniversary of the 2011 revolution that ousted longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Egyptian police have been questioning residents and searching apartments in central Cairo as a ‘precautionary measure’ to prevent street protests on the anniversary, security officials said on Thursday.

  • Bomb killed six people including police officers near pyramids in Cairo
  • At least 15 people were also injured in the blast in Giza on Thursday
  • Police were raiding apartment where militants were preparing explosives
  • Interior Ministry said bomb was planted by Muslim Brotherhood militants

The Cairo bombing comes after gunmen killed five policemen late Wednesday when they attacked a checkpoint in the North Sinai town of Al-Arish. The Islamic State group’s Egyptian affiliate, the Sinai Province, claimed that attack.

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