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Egypt police general killed in Cairo blast: security

Published on Apr 2, 2014 7:12 PM

CAIRO (AFP) - An Egyptian police general was killed and an assistant interior minister wounded in twin bombings targeting security posts near Cairo University on Wednesday, police said.

The attack was the latest by militants targeting security forces following Islamist president Mohamed Mursi's overthrow in July.

The rudimentary bombs also wounded five policemen, the interior ministry said, identifying the slain officer as Brigadier General Tarek al-Mergawi.

A police general at the scene told AFP that the bombs were concealed in a tree between two small police posts.

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