Cairo bombings kill 5

Five people were killed and scores of injured in a series of bombings in Cairo.

Cairo bombings kill 5

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least five people were killed and scores of injured in a series of bombings in the Egyptian capital on Friday.

A car bomb blast rocked outside the Cairo security headquarters early Friday, killing four people and injured 76 others, the Health Ministry said.

The explosion was caused by a car laden with more than one ton of explosives, a security source said.

"The car exploded at the fence of the building after security forces prevented the bomber from storming the headquarters," the source said.

Another explosion went off near a metro station in Cairo, killing one soldier and injured 15 others.

A security source said that a home-made bomb exploded near the metro station in Dokki district, west of Cairo.

Another explosive device went off near a police station in Al-Haram Street, west of Cairo. No casualties were reported.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The bombings come on the eve of the third anniversary of the January 25 revolution which ended the 30-year rule of autocratic president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.

Last Mod: 24 Ocak 2014, 13:15
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