Man killed, 5 injured in Egypt blasts -UPDATED

Explosive devices went off in different parts of Giza province.

Man killed, 5 injured in Egypt blasts -UPDATED
World Bulletin / News Desk
One person was killed and five others including policemen were wounded when five bombs exploded in Cairo on Thursday, security sources said.

A bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the residential district of Imbaba, killing one and wounding two, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Three policemen were wounded when another device went off near a police station in the poor district of Alwaraq near Imbaba, security sources said.

Three other bombs exploded in the nearby mainly middle-class district of Mohandeseen, the interior ministry said. They caused limited damage to mobile phone shops, but no injuries.

Television footage on Thursday showed the facade of a small restaurant damaged, and shrapnel along a street.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks.

Bomb blasts have become a common occurrence in Egypt, while the government accuses opponents from the Muslim Brotherhood – the movement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi – of standing behind these explosions.

The Brotherhood says, however, that it is committed to peaceful opposition.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Şubat 2015, 13:11