2 policemen killed in Egypt train bomb blast

The explosion occurred only hours after a tragic car collision claimed the lives of 16 school students in the northern province of Behira.

2 policemen killed in Egypt train bomb blast

World Bulletin/News Desk

Two Egyptian policemen were killed and six civilians injured late Wednesday when a bomb went off on a train carriage in north of capital Cairo, a security source has said.

The source, who requested anonymity, added that the bomb went off as the train stopped in Menoufiya province in the Nile Delta.

"It all started when passengers suspected an object on the train," the source told Anadolu Agency.

"The object was, however, remotely detonated by a cell phone as the passengers were being evacuated," he added.

Egyptian television initially reported that two policemen were killed and ten civilians injured in the bomb explosion.

The television amended the report later, saying that only six civilians were injured in the blast, quoting an unnamed security source.

The explosion occurred only hours after a tragic car collision claimed the lives of 16 school students in the northern province of Behira.

Seventeen people were also injured in the accident, according to a primary tally offered by a Health Ministry official.

 

Last Mod: 06 Kasım 2014, 10:22
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