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Bombs wound Egypt policeman, Mursi backers stage demos

Published on Jan 31, 2014 9:50 PM

CAIRO (AFP) - Two roadside bombs exploded near a patrol car in Cairo on Friday, and police fired tear gas at supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi in Alexandria, security officials in Egypt said.

One policeman was slightly wounded when his patrol car was hit by two roadside bombs in a Cairo suburb, the interior ministry said.

The capital has been rocked by several bombings and shootings targeting police over the past week.

On Jan 24, a day before the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, a car bombing hit police headquarters, one of four bombs targeting the force in the city.

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