Six Egypt police officers killed in checkpoint blast in Cairo

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Six police officers on Friday were killed when bombs exploded at a security checkpoint in Cairo in a road leading to the Pyramids, a media report said.

“The blast also injured three other policemen and three civilians,’’ it noted.

However there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack near a mosque in Al Haram Street.

Sources added that two bombs, exploded by remote control, were planted in a dust bin under a tree in a garden around the mosque.

The bomb disposal team are combing the crowded street for other possible explosives.

All the roads leading to the Pyramids are blocked in the search for suspects.

In Egypt, bomb attacks are endemic in North Sinai Province, where an Islamic State-affiliated group claim responsibility for most of them.

(Xinhua/NAN)

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