Cairo Rocked by Deadly Bombings
(CAIRO) -- Cairo came under attack on Friday as four separate explosions killed at least six people and injured dozens more. Combined with clashes nationwide between anti-coup protesters and security forces, 11 people in total have died. The bombings and clashes took place one day before the third anniversary of the revolution that eventually toppled former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s government.
The first blast occurred when a car bomb exploded outside the police headquarters in Abdeen district, leaving four dead and wounding upwards of 50. The blast was so powerful, it left a huge crater in the street and caused extensive damage to the building. Authorities are puzzled as to how a bomb managed to be planted in an area that is under particularly tight security.
Another death was reported after an explosion at a subway station in the neighborhood of Dokki. At least eight people were also treated for injuries, according to Egypt’s health ministry. Minutes later, a third bombing was reported at a police station in Haram, a neighborhood of Giza in greater Cairo.
The sixth death from the blasts also took place in Haram, outside a movie theater. The health ministry says one person was also injured in that explosion. So far, there have been no claims of responsibility for the bombings.
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