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Six wounded, including two police, in Cairo bomb blasts

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

An Egyptian forensic inspects the site following a bomb attack targeting a security checkpoint in central Cairo on April 15, 2014.

CAIRO - Two bomb blasts in Cairo wounded six people including at least two policemen Tuesday, the latest attacks since Egypt's Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted.

The first attack blew the roof off a shelter manned by traffic police at a busy intersection in Al-Galaa Square in the Egyptian capital's Dokki neighbourhood.

It was unclear whether the bomb, which exploded in the early morning, was planted at the site or thrown by assailants.

Two policemen and a civilian passerby were lightly wounded in that attack in the Dokki business and residential area, security and medical officials said.

In the evening, a second bomb exploded in western Cairo leaving three civilians wounded, the interior ministry said.

A police car which was destroyed in the blast was being examined, a security services official said.

Egypt has been rocked by a series of bombings and shootings carried out by militants since July, when the military ousted Morsi, the country's first civilian and elected president.

Morsi was elected in June 2012 following a popular uprising that ousted former strongman Hosni Mubarak.

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