Two killed in blast in Egyptian capital

Bomb disposal experts were deployed in the area to search for any more explosive devices as security forces cordoned off the scene.

Two killed in blast in Egyptian capital

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two people were killed in a blast in southern Cairo in the early hours of Thursday, a security source said.

The two people were apparently planting an explosive charge near a local mosque in Al-Tebbin area when it blew up, killing both men, the source said.

Bomb disposal experts were deployed in the area to search for any more explosive devices as security forces cordoned off the scene.

The identity of the two victims is yet to be known.

Egypt has been dogged by instability since the army forcibly removed elected president Mohamed Morsi from office last July on the back of opposition demonstrations.

An upsurge of attacks, mainly targeting Egyptian army and police sites, has left dozens of security personnel dead and injured over the past several months.

7 Egyptian policemen injured in Sinai blast

Seven Egyptian policemen were injured late Wednesday in a bomb blast in the Sinai Peninsula.

In a statement, the Interior Ministry said an explosive device explode as a security patrol was passing in Al-Arish, the capital of North Sinai, leaving the soldiers with light injuries.

Security forces sealed off the area and launched a manhunt for the attackers.

Sinai has recently seen an unprecedented spike in militant attacks on security forces, leaving dozens of security personnel dead.

The security situation in Sinai has deteriorated following the army's ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi last July.

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