Egypt closes Tahrir Square following blasts

The closure came shortly after two explosive charges exploded near the Ittihadiya presidential palace, killing two senior police officers.

Egypt closes Tahrir Square following blasts

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian authorities on Monday closed central Cairo's Tahrir Square, shortly following the killing of two policemen in deadly blasts near the Ittihadiya presidential palace in eastern Cairo.

Army and police forces sealed off the iconic square and banned passengers and vehicles from entering the square.

Anti-riot police vehicles were seen being deployed on the square, while policemen and army personnel in the area appeared on high alert.

The closure came shortly after two explosive charges exploded near the Ittihadiya presidential palace, killing two senior police officers.

The National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, the main support bloc of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, has called on supporters to stage protests in the Tahrir Square on Thursday on the first anniversary of Morsi's ouster by the military last year.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was removed from power by the military on July 3 following massive opposition protests against his rule.

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LH - 5 yıl Before

So, as July 3rd nears and anti-coup protesters are calling for sit-ins in Tahrir, the coup fakes a false-flag bombing in Tahrir as an excuse to close the square. Do they really think they can contain the anger of the masses ?